Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back door opening at Choo Choo


This morning, nooga.com reported a plan to create another access point to the Chattanooga Choo Choo complex:
"With the opening of the Crash Pad on Johnson Street came more cars (so) the city needed to resurface an existing road," Cannon said. "Greenspaces got involved and said if the road is going to be redone, let's make it sustainable, so the city is putting in a bioswale. Then the Choo Choo saw it as a perfect opportunity to open up (their complex). Everybody is doing their part and nobody is doing more than their part."
Baldwin Street, which intersects East Main Street in the 300 block, crosses Johnson Road and dead ends into the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel's property near Track 29, the city's newest live music venue.
Baldwin Street needed repairs and Lyndhurst agreed to pay the estimated $13,000 to $15,000 for the materials to build the road's approximately 30-foot extension to link with the Choo Choo's parking lot, Dennis Malone, assistant city engineer, said in an email.
Here is a map of the area in question (click here to go to googlemaps):