published Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Under Construction: Retail space in Hixson to be ready in March

Construction is under
way on a retail space in
the 5500 block of Highway 153.
Construction is under way on a retail space in the 5500 block of Highway 153.
Photo by John Rawlston.

Project: Retail space for prospective client.

Owner: Carolina Holdings, Inc., Greeneville, S.C.

Cost: $2.2 million investment by Carolina Holdings, Inc.

Location: 5528 Highway 153 in Hixson.

Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith, Greenville, S.C.

Engineer: LeCraw Engineering, Suwanee, Ga.

Size: 4,500 square feet, on two acres.

History: Land was sold to the state of Tennessee in 1961 by Leonard and Syble Hamil. Tennessee Department of Agriculture used the site as office space before the land was auctioned in 2013. Carolina Holdings purchased the land and did lot improvements, including excavation and construction of retail space for a company whose name has not been released.

Timeline: Construction should be finished by mid to late March.

about Alex Green...

Alex joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 as a region business reporter. He is a native of Dayton, Tenn., located 35 miles north of Chattanooga, and he is a fifth-generation Dayton native. Alex came to the Times Free Press as an editorial intern in July 2013. He was previously a correspondent at The Herald-News, located in Dayton, through college and editor-in-chief of the Triangle, Bryan College's student-led media group. Alex was ...

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