Location: McCallie Avenue and Houston Street
What: Metro Building at UTC
Owner: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Usage: The renovated building will house the Department of Health and Human Performance at UTC, which is currently located in Maclellan Gymnasium
Cost: $4.6 million
Schedule: The work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2013
Project: The building annex that formerly housed the UTC television studio and UTC Student Health Services was demolished this summer. New entrances are being created on the Oak Street side of the building and the entire building is being re-faced with brick, new stucco and windows
History: UTC acquired the building in the 1990s from the owners of the former Metropolitan Hospital, a 64-bed hospital that grew out of an adjacent pediatrics clinic and Tepper Hospital that started in 1952
Contractor: Schaerer Contracting Co.
Designer: Franklin Architects
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...