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Clinton Sports Complex

Anderson County, Tennessee


Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in cooperation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and city of Clinton, Tennessee (City), has prepared this Final Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential impacts of the City’s proposal to develop a recreational complex on former TVA land on the Clinch River (Melton Hill Reservoir) along the left descending bank between Clinch River Miles 59.0 and 59.3. TVA prepared an EA in 1985 for the sale of the 138-acre Carden Farm Industrial Park land to the City. The City has requested a modification of its sale deed to allow recreation development on the 16.8-acre original sale tract (Tract No. XMHR-49) that was previously conveyed to the City for industrial purposes. This request also requires a land use allocation change on a portion of Planned Tract (PT) No. XMHR-142PT (from industrial/commercial to recreation) along the shoreline fronting Tract No. XMHR-49. Under Alternative B, the proposed Sports Complex would consist of baseball and softball fields, a multiple-use park/lawn area, and parking area as well as a centrally located, three-story pavilion with a restaurant, concessions, storage, and office and other support facilities and amenities. The complex would have parking for 408 vehicles. The Sports Complex development would also involve construction of an asphalt walking trail (Riverwalk) along a portion of the shoreline that would loop around within the complex area, a pedestrian bridge over the Clinch River connecting with downtown Clinton, as well as a waterfront docking facility. Riverbank stabilization would facilitate dock and pedestrian bridge construction.

Alternative C, the perferred alternative, would include all the recreation and support facilities included in Alternative B as well as incorporate mitigation measures needed to reduce development and use impacts. Descriptions of environmental resources and an explanation as to how unavoidable project impacts would be mitigated are included in this Final EA.


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Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 2.3 Mb)
Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 153 kb,)


For additional information or to obtain copies of the FEA and FONSI, please contact:

Stanford E. Davis, Senior Specialist
NEPA Administration
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive WT 9B
Knoxville, TN 37902

You can also ask questions or obtain information by e-mailing Stan at sedavis2@tva.gov or calling him at 865-632-2915.

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