Economic Development Grant Proposal for Tellico West Industrial Park

Monroe County, Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed economic development grant through TVA InvestPrep funds to Tellico Reservoir Development Agency (TRDA) to facilitate the development of a site within the Tellico West Industrial Park. TRDA would use TVA funds for due diligence studies (Phase I Environmental Site Assessment [ESA] and boundary survey), tree clearing, site grading including the construction of a 200,000 square foot pad, and construction of a stormwater detention basin and gravel access road. The Tellico West Industrial Park is located along the east side of State Road (SR) 72 in Vonore, Monroe County, Tennessee. 

The proposed project would result in permanent impact to approximately 0.08 acre of emergent wetland due to the placement of fill material to prepare for future construction of a railroad spur.  Impacts to this wetland are unavoidable as there are no alternative locations for the future railroad spur due to site constraints and the location of the railroad track in relation to the Project Area. TVA is inviting your comments on the proposed grant project.

Submitting Comments

Comments on the draft EA may be submitted by mail or e-mail to Mrs. Ashley Pilakowski at the addresses below. To be considered, comments must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 2nd. Please note that comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the project administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

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For more information about the environmental review contact:

Ashley Pilakowski
(865) 632-2256
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902