New Chattanooga hotel eyed near Walnut Street Bridge

New Chattanooga hotel eyed near Walnut Street Bridge

May 21st, 2012 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

Pedestrian-only Walnut Street Bridge

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group is eyeing a new downtown hotel near the Walnut Street Bridge.

The Fairfield Inn by Marriott would have about 100 rooms along with a two-level garage holding about 88 spaces, according to Ben Berry of civil engineering group Miller-McCoy.

The hotel could go up near the south end of the bridge on a site where a building held dental offices for many years.

The site is bordered by Walnut Street, Riverfront Parkway and Aquarium Way. The Museum Bluff Parkside condominiums sit across Walnut from the proposed hotel while a new apartment building is planned across Aquarium Way from the site.

Officials are seeking a zoning change from the city for the proposed hotel.

For full story, see Tuesday's Times Free Press.