RiverCity holds design contest

RiverCity holds design contest

July 13th, 2011 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

River City Co. has invited the public to participate in an urban design contest, with a free kick-off event scheduled for July 27 in the Chattanoogan hotel at 5:30 p.m., the nonprofit urban renewal firm announced.

Award-winning architect and urban planner Alex Krieger, who has worked with cities such as post-Katrina New Orleans, Detroit and Shanghai, will challenge attendees to develop concepts for downtown locations.

The goal is to envision "the highest and best future use" for those sites over a one-year period, said Kim White, president of River City Co.