Since 2000 there have been over 44 plans written and implemented in Hamilton County. Some of these plans deal with a single corridor or neighborhood, while others cover the entire County. Each of these plans addresses issues, promotes principles and guides future decisions. Growing Forward goes further by working at multiple scales that culminate in the creation of new codes that ensure a high quality of community design, and an improved quality of life for our citizens.
Renewing Our Vision: Comprehensive Plan Update is the first step of Growing Forward. This plan provides an analysis of changes in our demographics, environment, and infrastructure. It promotes the principles and goals elicited from the public as priorities for Hamilton County moving forward. The plan was adopted by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission on March 14, 2016 and can be viewed here.