Chattanooga-Hamilton County planning panel OKs $100 million Hixson project

Chattanooga-Hamilton County planning panel OKs $100 million Hixson project

December 10th, 2012 by Mike Pare in Local Regional News

Developer Duane Horton, left, president of Scenic Land Co., explains details during a public meeting on a major Hixson development off Highway 153, held in the Hixson Community Center at the former Hixson Middle School gymnasium Thursday night.

Photo by Alyson Wright/Times Free Press.

Chattanooga planners today agreed to forward a proposed $100 million Hixson development to the City Council.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission turned back a staff recommendation to defer the project for 30 days.

Planning Commission member Don Moon said it was "time to vote this up or down."

Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield said the planned Chattanooga Village project ought to go before the City Council.

"When it gets to the City Council, it will be dissected and debated," the mayor said.

About three dozen people showed up at the meeting seeking a deferral of the project so that there could be more discussion in front of the planning commission.

The developer, Duane Horton, is planning to put apartments, office and retail space on the 190-acre tract off state highway 153 near Boy Scout Road.

For more, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.