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As downtown Chattanooga continues to grow, some developers are hoping the West End of town could see the next big explosion with a land swap between the developers and the county.
The folks that own the old Alstom plant property want to make a deal with Hamilton county: A square parcel of Alstom land for roughly three acres of riverfront property.
I think this is the next big spot in Chattanooga, George Lewallen owns Parkway Pour House. "When he first looked into building the restaurant on Riverfront Parkway, his new neighborhood looked much different."
When I came to look at this location two years ago, I had no idea all this was over here and only probably 50% of this development was done then, so since that time, all of this has been completed, said Lewallen.
In this swap, the three acres of riverfront space would be open for new living spaces, restaurants, or shops, while preserving the popular river walk.
I know theyve discussed possibly a music venue, I know theyre talking about a brewery so anything like that that can bring more people down, said Lewallen after talking with developers.
The county would get a piece of property in ...