The Chattanooga office of accounting firm Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain recently moved into 11,000 square feet of Liberty Tower.
"Liberty Tower will be a state-of-the-art facility providing our clients and our employees a beautiful working environment," Dennis Blanton, LBMC managing partner, Chattanooga, said in a prepared statement. "As LBMC continues to grow in Chattanooga, this new space will allow us the flexibility to add more space and expand."
Liberty Tower is one of several downtown buildings that leaders with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and economic development company River City Company are working to fill.
Downtown Chattanooga currently has between 400,000 and 600,000 thousand square feet of office space open, President of River City Company Kim White said recently, according to Nooga.com archives.
That’s been whittled down in the past 18 months or so from 1 million square feet, she said.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that all the remaining space is full of new offices with people working there.
Some of the space has been taken over by businesses such as Access America in Warehouse Row and Lamp Post Group in the Loveman’s Building.
But other buildings, such as the Gold Building, Chattanooga Bank Building and Maclellan Building, are off the market and being held for other uses, such as potential sites for hotels or apartments.
And there is room in Liberty Tower, the Krystal Building and the Tallan Building.
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain moved about three blocks from its former location to Liberty Tower at the corner of Chestnut and Sixth streets.
Company leaders said in a news release their firm is the fifth largest in the Southeast with more than 400 employees and offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville.
Their new workspace will be modern with increased natural lighting, energy-saving measures and greater technological innovations, according to a news release.
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