City Council approved a resolution for renovations that would replace the glass panels on the Holmberg Bridge with metal ones. (Photo: Hunter Museum of American Art)
City Council recently approved funding for two major renovation projects and addressed health care concerns brought forward by retired employees of the city of Chattanooga.
Holmberg BridgeBecause of the excess amount of money the city has spent repairing the glass panels on the Holmberg Bridge downtown, the city has decided to replace the glass with stainless steel panels.
Since 2009, the city has changed out 47 broken glass panels on the bridge that cost $270,000 total to repair. Department of Public Works Administrator Justin Holland said that the panels break because of unregulated foot and bike traffic or because of trapped water particles that expand in the panels.
City Council approved a resolution allocating $540,000 for the new panels.
Avondale Youth and Family Development CenterCity Council approved a resolution allocating nearly $5 million for renovations on the Avondale Youth and Family Development Center, located at 1305 Dodson Ave.
The renovations will include a nearly entirely new center equipped with art rooms, washrooms, tennis and basketball courts, a gym, picnic pavilion and office space.
This plan was proposed because of the deteriorating ...