published Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Waterfront work to try to sidestep Riverbend, Hooch

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    Riverbend Festival goers look out at the boats crowding the Tennessee River around Ross's Landing.
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City officials said Thursday they’ll try to avoid disrupting the Head of the Hooch regatta and the Riverbend Festival when works starts on the effort to fix cracking on the concrete edge of Ross’s Landing Park.

Larry Zehnder, the city’s parks and recreation administrator, said officials will try to schedule the work around the two big waterfront events.

Work is slated to start next year on fixing cracking on the hard edge of the downtown Chattanooga park. Proposed solutions are estimated at between $4.8 million and nearly $8 million.

Officials have earmarked the higher dollar amount, and they’ve said they could also make big changes to make Ross’s Landing Park more user friendly if there are funds.

See full story in Friday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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