Chattanooga City Council members will vote tonight to allow the Public Works Department to accept an $85,000 grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation. The grant aims at funding a green infrastructure and low impact building competition.
Public Works Director Lee Norris said the grant will help local developers learn how to work within the bounds of new storm water management rules.
"The goal here is to get the architects, engineers and developers to get on the same page to see how green infrasture can work on different areas," he said.
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 ...