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The township is trying to approach current and future growth wisely, and avoid the pitfalls of rapid development done without long-term planning. According to Nooga.com, investors with the Lupton Company are trying to develop Ooltewah to have even more to offer centered around its own downtown area. The article explains that "leaders of The Lupton Company see the new development as 'an emerging gateway to the City of Chattanooga,' and they are hoping that well-established business owners can help recreate the close-knit feeling of downtown in Ooltewah. 'Much the way the aquarium spurred growth from the Tennessee River’s banks, we envision Cambridge Square anchoring, activating and further energizing the I-75 corridor,' Belitz said."
Businesses are definitely taking an interest, with town franchise favorite Lupi's Pizza planning a new location in Ooltewah. When Publix grocers moved into Chattanooga, they selected Ooltewah as one of two locations in Chattanooga, serving not only Ooltewah and parts of Chattanooga, but also Cleveland, TN. Ultimately, Ooltewah is a great community, whether you want to live where you work, raise a family, or stretch your retirement budget to include more home and greater proximity to fun, shopping, and travel hubs.