Patten Towers residents moved to hotelsAfter spending nearly a week at the Brainerd Recreational Center, Patten Towers residents were moved to local hotels Monday. A fire disabled the electrical system in the low-income housing complex on Tuesday, May 28. PK Management, the owner of Patten Towers, said they will provide the hotel rooms for one week, in hopes that the building will be operational after that time.
City inspectors may enter and inspect Patten Towers as early as Thursday to clear the building for occupation.
Jeff Cannon, deputy chief of staff for Mayor Andy Berke, said at a social services meeting today at Red Cross headquarters electricity will temporarily restored this week for officials to enter.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...