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Riverton Development Section 26a Approval – Nickajack Reservoir

Hamilton County, Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider a Section 26a application request from Riverton LLC to develop a master-planned mixed-use community on approximately 155 acres of private land on Nickajack Reservoir in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The draft EA was made available for public review and comment in June 2023.  The final EA and finding of no significant impact was issued on July 24, 2023.    

The proposed residential and commercial community project would include approximately 304 homes, commercial space, roads, utilities, stormwater appurtenances, about 75 feet of shoreline riprap, and 16 residential floating docks.  The EA includes a full description and map of the proposal.  TVA’s action includes the approval under Section 26a of the TVA Act of the placement of fill on approximately 88 acres of floodplains, installation of residential docks and riprap, and use of portions of a TVA Transmission right-of-way. 

The project area is located along the Tennessee River in Chattanooga and includes approximately 3,400 feet of frontage on the north bank of the river (between river miles 469.4 and 468.6).  The project area is adjacent to Rivermont Park and Champions Club Tennis Complex to the west and the Dupont Parkway bridge to the east and includes the site of the Lupton City Golf Club.

TVA has consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Historic Commission, and federally recognized Tribes about the proposal.  In addition, Riverton LLC has coordinated with the City of Chattanooga, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  

Related Documents

Riverton Development Section 26a Approval Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact


More information on this environmental review can be obtained from:

Matthew Higdon
NEPA Specialist
[email protected]
400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11B
Knoxville, TN 37902