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Planning & Economic Development
Collegedale is located within Hamilton County’s growth corridor, about 12 miles east of downtown Chattanooga. Home to Southern Adventist University, the city is also a destination for over 8,000 residents and serves as the headquarters for McKee Foods, the makers of the Little Debbie snack cake. In addition, the city is adjacent to the Enterprise South Industrial Park, which contains Volkswagen of America’s manufacturing operations, Gestamp, and additional automotive suppliers. Other nearby employers include Miller Industries, US Xpress, and Amazon.com.

Department Mission
To manage growth in a manner that preserves and enhances our quality of life by encouraging comprehensive, cohesive, and efficient development techniques.

The Department of Planning and Economic Development provides for the efficient growth, development, and redevelopment of the city by advising leaders on zoning, land subdivision, strategic planning, future land use policy, and economic development. The department serves as a point of contact for citizens, business owners, site selectors, and other stakeholders seeking to locate within the city.

2015 Land Use Plan
The Collegedale Land Use Plan was adopted by the Board of Commissioners in 2015 to establish and articulate a vision for future growth that balances the needs of a rising population while preserving natural features that contribute to the community's quality of life. Available as a viewable and downloadable PDF, or you may view the entire document or individual chapters.

Chapter ONE-Introduction
Chapter TWO-City Context
Chapter THREE-Planning Ahead
Chapter FOUR-Development Goals and Policies
Chapter FIVE-Land Use Concept
Chapter SIX-The Transect
Full Plan Document

Kelly Andrew Martin
Kelly Andrew Martin, AICP
Planning & Economic
Development Director
(423) 468-1967

Robert Varnell
Robert Varnell
Strategic Planner
(423) 468-1967

4910 Swinyar Dr.
P.O. Box 1880
Collegedale, TN 37315

Fax: (423) 468-1970

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
City of Collegedale | 4910 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, TN 37315-1880 | Ph: (423) 396-3135 | Fx: (423) 396-3138 | Community Contacts