Remaining workers in Chattanooga State Office Building to relocate

The Chattanooga State Office Building is located at 540 McCallie Ave.

NASHVILLE - Dozens of Tennessee government workers remaining in the former Chattanooga State Office Building will be moving into privately leased space next year following a panel's approval.

Members of the executive subcommittee of the State Building Commission OK'd the deal Monday with little comment.

John Hull, deputy commissioner of General Services, later said employees with the Department of Correction and the state attorney general's Chattanooga office, as well as local offices of Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Human Rights Commission, likely will move into the new space sometime next summer.

"It'll probably occur by June of 2016 after we acquire the leases and fill them out according to our specifications," Hull said.

Specific figures for how many workers are affected were unavailable on Monday. In September, officials roughly estimated about 80 employees remained in the McCallie Avenue building, ownership of which was transferred to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.