New Mountaintop Community Unveiled on Aetna Mountain
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- On the summit of Aetna Mountain in southwestern Hamilton County, a new future for its development was unveiled Thursday morning.
An expansion to the Black Creek community was announced in front of a crowd including local officials such as Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly and Hamilton County Deputy Mayor Cory Gearrin.
The expansion will include over 1,200 new residences, a commercial village, restaurants, and new hiking trails around the mountain. The road heading up the mountain, River Gorge Drive, has been completed with state of the art design that features a permanent median for enhanced safety.
Mayor Kelly hopes that the new community will bring more residents to the Scenic City. He hopes that, “The reality is that the benefits of this new community will be felt far beyond the folks who live up here. This level of growth is going to generate thousands of dollars in new tax revenue, which will allow us to better fund our local schools, improve and safeguard our infrastructure, and support workers across the city and county.”
The first couple of homes on top of Aetna Mountain are already under construction.