Coming 2019: The New Avondale YFD Center!

The City of Chattanooga is investing over $6 million into the historic Avondale community through the construction of a new  Youth & Family Development (YFD) Center. The new Avondale center, which will be built from the ground up, will more than double the square footage of the current Avondale center and include additional new amenities. Construction is expected to be complete in Spring 2019!

Public Input Timeline:

May 6, 2017 // Avondale Neighborhood Association Meeting
February 25, 2017 // 2nd Community Input Meeting
February 11, 2017 // Community Input Meeting
December 2016 // Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects awarded project and Community Input process begins
August 2016 – November 2016 // RFQ process

  • Call for RFQ’s // August 2016
  • Deadline for RFQ’s // September 2016
  • City received multiple submissions.
  • Review Committee analyzed RFQs, requested presentations, and ranked finalists.

July 2016 // The City of Chattanooga’s capital budget was given final approval by the Chattanooga City Council, which includes the capital funds for Avondale’s new center.
May 2016 // Mayor Berke pledged $6M to build a new Avondale YFD center from the ground up.