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Chattanooga Office Complex Renovation, Demolition, and/or Sale Environmental Assessment

Hamilton County, Tennessee

Updated April 11, 2024

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed renovation, demolition, and/or sale of the agency’s downtown Chattanooga Office Complex (COC) in Hamilton County, Tennessee.  The purpose of the proposed action is to align TVA’s downtown Chattanooga office footprint with its current and projected future space needs. Consistent with its mission and strategic priorities, the proposed action would address TVA’s changed business needs, improve efficiency, reduce expenses, improve employee recruitment and retention, and offer potential opportunities for economic development. TVA anticipates that following the disposal of the COC, any new office space would have a reduced footprint that meets TVA's future business needs.

TVA is evaluating four alternatives for the disposal of the COC: A) taking no action; B) demolish buildings and dispose of the land; C) dispose of the buildings and land; and D) partial retention and renovation. The project area for the proposed action covers approximately 9.3 acres in the Chattanooga Central Business Zone (C-3). TVA has consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Historic Commission, and federally recognized tribes about the proposal.

Public Involvement

TVA requested public comments on the draft EA from March 12, 2024 through April 10, 2024. Additionally, TVA hosted an in-person open house from 5-7 p.m. on March 26, at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St, Chattanooga. TVA anticipates the Final EA will be published in the Spring of 2024.

Related Documents

Draft Environmental Assessment

Contact

More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Erica McLamb
NEPA Project Manager
[email protected]
1101 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402