Area 3 Plan

Area 3 Plan horizontal-GRAPHIC



  • Single-Family Housing — Preservation of Existing
  • Diversity of Affordable Housing
  • Walkable Commercial Centers
  • Parks and Greenways
  • Safe Pedestrian Realm
  • Transportation to Services & Jobs

Until March 31, this Survey Series will be used to gather more detailed feedback from the community about their top issues. The survey is available in 2 formats: online and a paper version. You can access the online survey series HERE. Paper versions are available at the Avondale, Carver, East Chattanooga and Glenwood YFD Recreation Centers. The Survey closes on March 31.

There are FIVE parts to the survey series, each of which focuses on a different topic.  You can take all five surveys or pick the topics that interest you most.  We encourage you to take all five however, so we get the best possible response from the community.  PLUS . . . If you complete all five surveys, you will be registered to win a prize including $75 Amazon gift cards and 30-day CARTA bus passes.

Community Workshops  – Two more public workshops will be held to involve more community members. See below for dates, times and locations. These workshops are informal.  Stop by anytime.  Staff will be available to answer questions and guide you through some fun activities.


  • Wednesday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Carver YFD Center, 600 N. Orchard Knob Avenue
    *Presentation from 5-6 p.m.


  • Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Glenwood YFD Center, 2610 East 3rd Street
    *Presentation from 12-1 p.m.


Please help us spread the word!  Tell your friends and neighbors about the Survey Series and the Workshops.  Encourage them to participate.  ALSO, if you know of an upcoming community event where the RPA staff could give a brief 5-minutes presentation to promote the Survey Series, please contact Pam Glaser at or 423-643-5911.




Attendees at the January 26 public meeting worked in 12 different groups, drawing on maps of Area 3, and providing suggested locations for new commercial centers, housing, major employers, greenways and parks, as well as places where pedestrian/bicycle facilities are needed.

The Staff has consolidated the information from those maps into a composite map for each subarea (north, middle and south.)  Some common themes and locations for new development are emerging.  The individual maps from each table, and the consolidated maps, are available for viewing at the Regional Planning Agency, 1250 Market Street, 3rd floor.  Feel free to stop by anytime to see them.  (Due to a recent server “crash”, some of the RPA’s latest files have been lost.  The scans of these maps were victims of that crash.  The City’s IT department is trying to recover them.  As soon as they are able to, we will post them on this website.  We apologize for the inconvenience.)

You can see the comments from the note cards collected at the January 26 meeting HERE (excel file).


Previous Events

During the Kick-off meeting in June, over 150 attendees identified some critical issues. Results from that first public meeting are attached HERE.


Sign Up For Email Updates

Sign up below to receive periodic updates on our progress and to stay informed about upcoming meetings.  Please contact Pam Glaser, Principal Planner at the RPA if you have questions or need additional information.   423-643-5911


Area 3 Background Information

Area 3 generally falls within the following boundaries:

  • North: South Chickamauga Creek
  • East: Missionary Ridge
  • South: Interstate-24; and
  • West: Central Avenue, the railroad, and the Tennessee River


Area 3 includes the following Neighborhood Associations:

  • Avondale
  • Battery Heights
  • Boyce Station
  • Bushtown
  • Churchville
  • Ferger Place
  • Gaylon Heights
  • Glass Farms
  • Glenwood
  • Highland Park
  • Oak Grove
  • Orchard Knob
  • Park Central
  • Ridgedale
  • Riverside
  • Waterhaven
  • Wheeler


Advisory Committee:  Serving as a representative sampling of the various interests throughout the community, the Area 3 Advisory Committee is comprised of neighborhood association presidents and a handful of other business and community leaders.  Their main objective is to generate ideas, disseminate information to the Area 3 community, and provide feedback to the staff.

What is an Area Plan?  For more information click HERE.


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