Apartments, townhouses planned for Unum lots in Chattanooga

163 units in riverfront area add to array of new downtown housing

A Unum Group parking lot which is the planned site of new apartments and town-homes is seen on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. About 163 units are planned for the area, along with a parking deck.

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Downtown Chattanooga's riverfront area is poised to hold one of its biggest-ever apartment and commercial projects as a developer plans to build on a pair of Unum Group parking lots.

Some 151 apartments and a dozen townhouses, along with 16,000 square feet of office and retail space, are to go up on the lots, said Alan McMahon, development manager of The Beach Company of Charleston, South Carolina.

DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS

Among projects under construction or recently announced:› Bluebird Row (behind Choo Choo): 283 units› Cameron Harbor: 200 units› 328 Cherokee Blvd.: 185 units› 2108 Chestnut St.: 174 units› Fourth and Cherry streets: 163 apartments/townhouses› Broad and W. 17th streets: 139 units› McCallie and Central avenues: 138 units› 538 Cherokee Blvd.: