Chattanooga's City Council counting on savings from rooftop gardens

photo Nathan Foxton levels pea gravel Thursday while working with other employees from Living Roofs of Asheville, N.C., to install a "green roof" on top of the Chatttanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.

CITY'S GREEN ROOFS• Capital Mark Bank, 801 Broad St.• River Street Architecture, 714 Cherry St.• Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St.• Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St.• Plow Building, 1635 Chestnut St.• Hamilton County Health Department, 921 E.Third St.• Terminal Brewhouse, 6 E. 14th St.• Crash Pad, 29 Johnson St.• Mary Walker Towers, 2501 S. Market St.Source: Greenspaces

Chattanooga's City Council building is expected to be sprouting a new kind of green image in coming months when an old roof is exchanged for a garden.