Image Credit: Dover Kohl & Partners

Chattanooga, tn


HW collaborated as part of a team led by Dover, Kohl and Partners to develop a Master Land Use Plan for Chattanooga’s West End. Comparable in size to other well-loved urban places such as Boston’s Back Bay or downtown Savannah, Georgia, the West End consists of 112 acres of currently industrial-oriented land with over ¾ mile of Tennessee River frontage.

A truly interdisciplinary effort, the team analyzed the site’s existing conditions and context in great detail, and used this information to conceptualize a unique, new neighborhood. The project wove together multiple site design elements at various scales; including historic context, environmental and stormwater integration, human interaction and health, and placemaking. The result is a vision for a one of a kind place that reuses industrial steel structures, provides a car-optional mobility network, and utilizes stormwater as a public amenity in the form of a central canal. HW led infrastructure design and design of open space elements.

 

 

PROJECT TEAM:  Dover, Kohl & Partners, VHB Engineering, Hall Planning & Engineering, Partners for Economic Solutions

PROBLEM/CHALLENGE:  Mixed-use redevelopment of 112 acres, former industrial site

SOLUTION:  A Master Land Use Plan – A vision for a one of a kind place that reuses old steel structures, provides a car-optional mobility network, and utilizes stormwater as a public amenity in the form of a central canal.

BENEFITS:  The plan provides a framework of walkable connected blocks, tree lined streets, and vibrant public spaces, connecting to the Tennessee Riverwalk and River. Density, location, and innovative street design support transportation choices – providing a truly “car-optional neighborhood.”

Learn about  the project , view designs, and a brief project video (6min) here.

Jon Ford, P.E.

Senior Engineer

jford@horsleywitten.com


“Our experiences with the HW team have been superb… they are first rate collaborators. Their technical work was the best we’ve seen in their areas of specialty, and they were nimble and responsive to our questions…

victor brandon dover, Founding Principal, dover kohl & partners, coral gables, fl

Images: Dover Kohl & Partners