the village of oak brook

  • Location: Ooltewah, Tennessee
  • Multi-use commercial and residential
  • 140 acres

East Hamilton County is the fastest growing area in the Chattanooga MSA. However, it lacks services to meet the demands of the growing population. These issues have been resolved with the Village of Oak Brook and its construction of safe ingress and egress onto East Brainerd Road, the installation of a sewer pump station connected to the County’s forced main, the designing of shared storm detention services, and through bringing other utilities such as gas, fiber and ample water to the property. With over 1,000 feet of frontage on East Brainerd Road, the Village of Oakbrook is the only planned development of its kind in the vicinity.

In addition, the site is located on the last buildable land parcel before reaching Parker’s Gap, one of only three passes through White Oak Mountain and the most significant artery for traffic traveling from East Hamilton County. Due to the limited nature of access through the mountain, Oakbrook will significantly increase in traffic and visibility as East Hamilton County continues to develop. 

development challenges

  • At purchase, over 80% of the Oak Brook property was inaccessible for development purposes due to the designation of Johnson's Brook as a Tennessee high-quality waterway according to Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC)
  • Sanitary sewer was not accessible to the Oak Brook site
  • Land parcels were required to be rezoned for commercial and residential use

development solutions

  • A bridge was designed, permitted and constructed across Johnson's Brook. This required permitting from Hamilton County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Valley Authority. This also required the issuance of a notarized flood certificate, archeological survey and environmental survey.
  •  A high pressure sewer pump station was required, permitted and built to the standards and specifications of the Hamilton County Waste Water Treatment Authority.
  • Over 70% of land at Oak Brook is protected under a conservation easement.
  • The remains of two late 19th Century structure have been preserved and will become features of the development.

site plan