Plan proposed for Parkway Towers

Plan proposed for Parkway Towers

April 5th, 2014 by Alex Green in Business Around the Region

Parkway Towers is located across from Finley Stadium in downtown Chattanooga.

Photo by Angela Lewis Foster/Times Free Press.

A local entrepreneur is proposing to renovate the Parkway Towers building near Finley Stadium if he can entice investors to buy the property and help finance the $3 million needed to make it a reality.

Corey Ballew, a co-founder Green Arc Labs, speaks in a short video on his personal blog, www.coreyballew.com, about an idea to transform Parkway Towers from an old, abandoned building to a state-of-the-art, mixed-use building with some indoor farming, brewing and some living areas.

But while the proposal has sparked renewed interest in the highly visible four-story building this week, the current owner of Parkway Towers, Maurice Kadosh, said he hasn't been contacted by anybody about this new proposal.

"Nobody has contacted me for anything regarding this building," he said Thursday.

Kadosh bought Parkway Towers in 2008 for $418,500, in the name of Parkway Towers Development Inc. He also said that "this is not the first time a rumor [has surfaced] about this property."

Parkway Towers is currently no longer on the market.

Kadosh said he has no plans for the site.

Ballew was not available for comment.

Contact Alex Green at agreen@timesfreepress.com.