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Proposed Fill for Defoors Brothers Development River Street Luxury Condominiums Adjacent to Tennessee River Mile 464.5R

Hamilton County, Tennessee

On October 14, 2008, TVA released an environmental assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact for development of luxury condominiums in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adjacent to Tennessee River Mile 464.5R (right bank) on Nickajack Reservoir.  Defoors Brothers Development submitted an application on June 23, 2005, for approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act to place approximately 3,800 cubic yards of fill within the 100-year floodplain.  The impacts of the proposed fill have been assessed in the EA, which is presented below.  The EA evaluates two viable alternatives:  the No Action Alternative and the Action Alternative (Approve Fill in the Floodplain Alternative).  The fill is necessary to elevate the first floor of the proposed development to a minimum of 2 feet above the 100-year flood elevation to comply with Chattanooga’s floodplain ordinance.  The areas around the building and parking areas would also be raised above the 100-year flood elevation. 


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Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 493 kb)

Environmental Assessment (PDF, 537 kb)

Attachment 1 (PDF, 3,969 kb)
Department of the Army/TVA Joint Application Form (Section 26a fill request)

Attachment 2 (PDF, 1,433 kb)
Public Notice, Comment Made in Response to Public Notice, and TVA Response to Comment

Attachment 3 (PDF, 2,035 kb)
Categorical Exclusion Checklist 10341

Attachment 4 (PDF, 930 kb)
Floodplains Correspondence

Attachment 5 - Pages 27-39 (PDF, 3,854 kb)
Attachment 5 - Pages 40-52 (PDF, 4,461 kb)
Attachment 5 - Pages 53-64 (PDF, 3,191 kb)
Cultural Resource/TN SHPO/Indian Correspondence

Attachment 6 (PDF, 2,627 kb)
Preliminary Draft Scope of Work for Phase III

Attachment 7 (PDF, 931 kb)
Memorandum of Agreement


For more information, contact:
Kenneth P. Parr, Senior NEPA Specialist
NEPA Resources
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market Street, LP 5U
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801
Phone:  423-751-4254; Fax:  423-751-3230



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