published Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Tennessee Temple lists its property to sell at $19.6 million

Tennessee Temple University, which announced plans on Sunday to discuss the possibilities of a move to the campus of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Tyner, will list almost its entire campus in Highland Park — more than 21 acres of property — for sale.

The land, including 470,000 square feet of improved structures, will be listed by Herman Waldorff Commercial Real Estate for $19.6 million.

Waldorff recently brokered the sale of the former Highland Park Baptist Church buildings, including seven acres and more than 105,000 square feet of improved structures, to Redemption Point Church. The firm also leased, then sold the former Tennessee Temple Academy building to the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy.

Listing agent Benjamin Pitts said there are a variety of potential uses for the property and that Tennessee Temple University was open to all options.

Dr. Steve Echols, president of the university, told students today of plans for listing the property but said it was just "a toe in the water" concerning what the school might do in the future.

about Clint Cooper...

Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...

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