Friday, December 30, 2016 12:50 AM

BRAINERD WILL GET ITS FIRST NEW SUBDIVISION IN 15 YEARS

Mayor Andy Berke speaks at Thursday's ground-breaking ceremony. Mayor Andy Berke speaks at Thursday's ground-breaking ceremony. Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Chattanooga's Brainerd neighborhood will get its first new subdivision in 15 years, and it's been named Mapp Estates in honor of longtime Chattanooga civil rights advocate, James R. Mapp, who died last year at age 87. Bobby Joe Adamson, the founder of Adamson Developers, is building the 25-home subdivision on vacant land on the south side of Midland Pike across from E. Henderson Drive, not far from Woodmore Elementary School. "I think it's time for us to make a change," said Adamson, a developer of several subdivisions who started out as bricklayer in his youth. Creating construction jobs is one solution for crime and gang membership, he said at a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday afternoon that attracted dozens of people, including city elected officials and members of James Mapp's family. The three-bedroom, two full bath, two-car garage homes will sell for between $165,000 and $180,000 and will range in size from 1,300 to 1,600 square feet. They'll have such amenities as granite countertops, stainless steel Energy Star appliances and energy-efficient construction. Mapp Estates' first two model homes should ...

News source: Times Free Press

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