Atlanta-based nonprofit Purpose Built Community may come to Chattanooga

photo A pedestrian walks past a mostly unoccupied commercial district on Grove Street in the Westside community.

PARTICIPATING CITIES• Atlanta• New Orleans• Rome, Ga.• Jackson, Miss.• Indianapolis• Charlotte, N.C.• Birmingham, Ala.• Clarkston, Ga.WHAT'S NEXTThe next meeting regarding Purpose Built in Chattanooga is expected to take place in January.ABOUT PURPOSE BUILT• Location: Atlanta• CEO: Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta• Goals: "We support a network of communities that are building brighter futures, strengthening human and physical capital and helping families break the cycle of poverty," Purpose Built says on its website. The organization's purpose is to "transform struggling neighborhoods into vibrant and sustainable communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive."•