published Friday, February 7th, 2014

City offers $1 million, former Poss Homes property for Tubman site

The site of the former Harriet Tubman Homes in Chattanooga.
The site of the former Harriet Tubman Homes in Chattanooga.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today entered another offer to purchase the former Harriet Tubman housing development site.

Berke has offered the Chattanooga Housing Authority $1 million and 20 acres of land on 25th street, commonly referred to as the former Poss Homes site.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority reopened the bidding process for Tubman through Feb. 14 after a failed attempt to sell the land to Chicago-based Lakewood Realty Group.

Berke retracted the original offer to buy the site in early October after CHA chose Lakewood because its bid was higher.

See tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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