King's Lodge to turn into apartments

ViaNova Development recently bought the hotel. They bought the property behind it a while back and the apartments there are now available. (Image: WTVC)

A Chattanooga landmark will soon get a facelift.

The King's Lodge was a popular hot spot back in the 1970's, but over time the hotel has become run down.

It's now an extended stay hotel where tenants can pay by the week.

Thursday, the sign many could see while driving up the ridge cut on I-24 was taken down.

That sign read "Kings Lodge" with a crown on top.

ViaNova Development recently bought the hotel.

They bought the property behind it a while back and the apartments there are now available.

Heather Everett with ViaNova says the King's Lodge building will eventually turn into apartments too.

"We saw this apartment complex that was really run down. I mean it was ready to basically be condemned and we saw it as an opportunity for some really good housing," Everett said.

Some of the people who live at King's Lodge say they're not sure where they will go next.

One tenant tells NewsChannel 9 he's lived there for nearly 10 years.

The apartments will be called The View at Missionary Ridge.

They will cost around $900.


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