Under Construction: December completion date set for Lee Pointe, Miller-Motte

Under Construction: December completion date set for Lee Pointe, Miller-Motte

June 22nd, 2014 by Alex Green in Business Diary

Construction on the $4.2 million Miller-Motte Technical College continues at Lee Pointe.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

Photo by Laura McNutt/Times Free Press.

Project: Lee Pointe, Miller-Motte Technical College.

Owner: Pointe General Contractors, Chattanooga.

Location: 6397 Lee Highway.

Contractor: Pointe General Contractors.

Architect: Franklin Architects Associates, Inc., Chattanooga.

Engineers: Betts Engineering Associates, Inc., March Adams and Associates, Inc.

Cost for project: $4.2 million.

Size: 56,614 square feet.

Scope: The new building is part of a plan to redevelop the entire Lee Pointe site. It will be constructed with pre-cast concrete, which shortens completion time, and have a brick veneer. Pointe is implementing new stormwater drainage techniques to help the city meet federal stormwater runoff requirements. Part of the initiative calls for a chunk of asphalt to be removed from the parking lot and replaced with stone, which allows water to seep back into the ground.

History: The Lee Pointe development has been around since the mid-1980s. The site has been home to several retailers, including Circuit City, McKay's Used Books, America's Thrift Store and Rick Honeycutt's Sports.

Timeline: The Miller-Motte building is expected to be complete this December.

Contact: Ryan Allen, 423-755-0844.

Online: www.pointecentre.com.

Contact staff writer Alex Green with Under Construction ideas at agreen@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6480.