The Ramble

Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Ramble is a 22-acre district master plan for the heart of downtown Chattanooga from the Hunter Museum to the Chattanooga Green. River City Company engaged WMWA and our multi-discipline team of design professionals to collaborate with stakeholders from Chattanooga’s riverfront district to establish a framework for a truly great, urban pedestrian corridor that is characterized by thoughtful urbanism, attractive public spaces, public art work and event space. The plan proposes diverse strategies to unify the site into a cohesive district with a coherent and connected sequence of spaces. The plan specifically addresses accommodation of diverse users and experiences, pedestrian and vehicular circulation and safety, urban infill, parking, increased tree canopy, stormwater management and improved way-finding. The Ramble master plan creates an overall design concept based in the ecological and cultural history of Chattanooga. Placing interventions in a relevant context provides a new precedent for Chattanooga public spaces that blend into existing regional and urban fabric.

Design team members include Urban Design Associates, Wolf|Josey, Nelson/Nygaard, and Gallagher and Associates.