DRAFT Plan is open for public comment.

The DRAFT Historic River-to-Ridge Area Plan is now available for public review and comment.

Later this week, we will also leave a paper copy of the draft Plan at the YFD Recreation Centers for those who may not have access to the internet.  Please help us spread the word.

You can provide comments two ways:

  1.  Online – A link to the comment form is provided below.
  2.  On paper – Copies of the comment form will be available at the YFD Recreation Centers.


The public comment period will remain open through December 18, 2019.  After this public comment period ends, all comments received will be considered and incorporated into a revised document which will be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council.

Because this document is a DRAFT, you will see that there are still some images and captions to come and appendices to add, but the content is complete.

For ease of navigation, the document has been divided into four sections and an appendices, with separate links, as follows:

Part I: HERE

Chapter 1    Introduction to Area Planning
Chapter 2    Community Profile
Chapter 3    Public Input
Chapter 4    Research & Analysis


Chapter 5    Vision & Principles
Chapter 6    Placemaking, Centers & Corridors


Chapter 7    Place Types Policy
Chapter 8    General Policies


Chapter 9    Subarea Recommendations
Chapter 10  Next Steps


Appendix A:   Summary of Previous Plans Goals & Recommendations: HERE
Appendix B:
   Community Vision Public Meeting Results Report: HERE
Appendix C:
   Community Choices Survey Summary: HERE
Appendix D:
   Traffic Counts: HERE

NOTE:  For those who may have previously reviewed an earlier version of Chapters 1 – 4, we have changed the order of the Chapters.  Chapters 4 is now Research & Analysis, so make sure to review this new information..


The RPA will be contacting all of the Neighborhood Association Presidents to ask if their association would like to schedule a meeting with our staff to answer questions about the document or the Place Types map.  If your organization or business is not located in a Neighborhood Association boundary, and you would like to schedule a meeting with our staff contact Eric Matravers at ematravers@chattanooga.gov

For previous plan information click HERE.