Proposal for $21 million 'transformational' St. Elmo project includes mix of shops, residences, offices and more

These renderings and site plans show the building phases of a proposed $21 million St. Elmo mixed-use development. / Contributed by Berry Engineers LLC

A mix of shops, residences, offices, parking and a boutique hotel are included in a proposal for the heart of St. Elmo that its architect calls "transformational" for that part of Chattanooga.

The $21 million project would go on two blocks between Tennessee Avenue and St. Elmo Avenue near the Incline Railway, where the landowner is seeking a zoning change from C-2 commercial to Urban General Commercial.

"I'm super excited," said owner Claudia Pullen. "Hopefully, it will be well received."

The site would include property at 3734 St. Elmo Ave., which formerly held a SunTrust Bank branch for many years. Also, across West 38th Street, a triangular tract that holds the Tap Room Building and 1885 restaurant is included.