City offers $1 million, former Poss Homes property for Tubman site

City offers $1 million, former Poss Homes property for Tubman site

February 7th, 2014 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

The site of the former Harriet Tubman Homes in Chattanooga.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today entered another offer to purchase the former Harriet Tubman housing development site.

Berke has offered the Chattanooga Housing Authority $1 million and 20 acres of land on 25th street, commonly referred to as the former Poss Homes site.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority reopened the bidding process for Tubman through Feb. 14 after a failed attempt to sell the land to Chicago-based Lakewood Realty Group.

Berke retracted the original offer to buy the site in early October after CHA chose Lakewood because its bid was higher.

See tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.