Black Creek is a community located at the southwestern limits of the City of Chattanooga, TN. The original community was located around the Black Creek Club golf course, and in the early 2000s, the community expanded its reach to the south with the establishment of River Gorge Drive, accessing a development area of over 3,000 acres and a total build-out of around 1800 residential lots. Since 2017, the team has designed three major subdivisions: The Garrison, The Knoll, and The Pass, for a total of over 300 lots, growing the community to the top of Aetna Mountain. The team also designed a 2-mile public road extension of River Gorge Drive that links the lower areas to the new mountaintop development. The next phase is currently in design and includes 200 residential lots and a fire station. In 2023, LaBella permitted a 13-mile natural trail system for mountain biking that is now in use.Future development on the mountaintop will add approximately 800 residential lots, along with community and recreational areas.
Additionally, LaBella provides general engineering consultation for the entire Black Creek community, and designed a stormwater monitoring system for which a public-private partnership between Black Creek and the City of Chattanooga was formed to study water reuse through irrigation and evaporation as a green infrastructure practice.