Sidestep blight rules, let homeless build in ‘free trade zone’

print Among the many hindrances to a housing free-trade zone in Chattanooga is the high-minded and valuable system of government that attacks blight. Blight is decay, decrepitude, ugliness. It refers to areas with decayed and abandoned structures, broken windows, smashed porches, sagging rooflines and overgrown shrubbery and grass, foul odors and the scent of mold, soggy wood, rotted carpeting. By David Tulis / Noogaradio 1240 AM 101.1 FM According to the cities 2016 report, blight is a state of decay or destruction of a building so bad it “impairs and/or prevents the growth and prosperity of itself and its surroundings.” … Continue reading Sidestep blight rules, let homeless build in ‘free trade zone’