How would you reimagine Broad Street? | Photo by Chattanooga Tourism Co.
If Broad Street were to be completely reimagined, what would you want it to look like?
That’s the question the City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Design Studio, and River City Co. are asking.
And we know you have answers. In fact, we seem to recall a few of you having some opinions about the future of Broad Street recently...
Why are they asking this question, though? It’s part of the planning process to create a comprehensive and visionary plan for Broad Street’s future, one that is more pedestrian-friendly (seriously, we’re getting deja vu) and supports the revival of downtown. Your feedback will guide improvements on the street from MLK Boulevard to Aquarium Way.
So, what could it look like? Well, we don’t see any need to hold back on creativity, but if you want inspiration, here are some of the topics that the plan seeks to address:
Public realm improvements
Multi-modal transportation enhancements
Integrating technology, green infrastructure, parking + economic development opportunities
Supporting existing businesses + urban residents
Now through Nov. 30, community members can provide feedback via an online survey + take part in design charrettes, lunchtime listening sessions, online forums, and neighborhood meetings.
3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival 2022 | Fri., Sept. 30-Sat., Oct. 1 | Various times | Ross’s Landing | Free+ | Listen to bands like The New Dismembered Tennesseans, Bluetastic Fangrass, and more at this Bluegrass fest — stay updated on weather announcements via social media.
Campfire Concert | Fri., Sept. 30 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $25+ | Enjoy a campfire concert with Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers plus the option to camp for the night. 🏕️
“The Sound of Music” | Fri., Sept. 30-Sun., Oct. 16 | Various times | Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. | $20+ | Watch a local production of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. ⛰️
BeWITCHing Cookie Decorating | Sat., Oct. 1 | 2-4 p.m. | The Chattery | $45 | Learn the basics of cookie decorating and how to decorate three enchanting Halloween-themed cookies.
Reading Down Fines | Sat., Oct. 1 | Various times | Various library locations | Free | The Chattanooga Public Library is piloting a new program where youth patrons have the opportunity to earn “credits” + pay down their fines accrued on overdue items by reading. 📚
Senior Day at the Zoo | Sat., Oct. 1 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Chattanooga Zoo | Free+ | Those 65+ will receive free admission to the zoo on this day. 🦒
Pride Festival | Sun., Oct. 2 | 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | Join in the all-day celebration — the Pride Parade will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 🌈
Tennessee River Gorge Fall Colors Kayak Tour | Sun., Oct. 2 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Sullivan’s Landing Boat Ramp | $79 | Join this guided downstream kayak tour through the Tennessee River Gorge’s 10,000 acres of protected forests.
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This weekend’s fair in Hamilton County has been canceled due to possible inclement weather. The fair that was scheduled for Saturday + Sunday at McDonald Farm will return “better than ever” next year. (NewsChannel 9)
The city council recently authorized municipal staff to apply for up to $284,040 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to hire an additional staff member. The position will focus on rapidly rehousing those experiencing homelessness. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A direct link between Interstate 75 + Highway 58 is now open to motorists through Chattanooga’s Enterprise South Industrial Park. According to TDOT, final paving efforts and updates will be made for the completion of the project by the end of this year, but it’s currently open for use. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Creature Comforts Brewing Co. has officially expanded its distribution to Chattanooga. To celebrate, the brewery will host launch events next week — Mon., Oct. 3 at Taco Mac, Tues., Oct. 4 at Tremont Tavern + Wed., Oct. 5 at Universal Joint. 🍻
Did you know that you could attend the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival for free? The festival is currently looking for ticket scanner volunteers. Upon completion of a four-hour shift, volunteers will receive a free ticket to the three-day event. 🏎️
Want to help the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga measure the region’s inclusive practices and commitments?Local employers (with at least 10 employees) are encouraged to participate in the Community Culture Index Survey — you must sign up by Mon., Oct. 3.
The Chambliss Center for Children will host its AnniversaPARTY on Sat., Oct. 22 to celebrate 150 years of service. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., families can enjoy activities for all ages at the center’s 17-acre campus located at 315 Gillespie Rd. 🎉
New York Times bestselling author Kevin Wilson will speak + conduct a book signing at SoLit’s fundraiser,Club Lit, on Nov. 17. The fundraiser will also feature live music, specialty drinks, and more — ticket proceeds benefit SoLit’s literary programs.
ARKAI — an award-winning string duo comprising violinist Jonathan Miron + cellist Philip Sheegog — will perform at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Mon., Oct. 24. The free performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s Roland Hayes Concert Hall.
Girls Inc. of Chattanooga alumna Kaylea Moore has been selected from hundreds of applicants to serve as the Girls Inc. National Brand Ambassador Council + National Advocator of the Year-Girl Division. Congrats, Kaylea.
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Editor’s pick: HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m hoping to get out on a hike this weekend, weather permitting, since it’s been too long since I last laced up my hiking boots. Stay safe and be kind to people this weekend.
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