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TVA Finds No Significant Environmental Impact for Proposed Renovation, Demolition, and/or Sale of its Chattanooga Office Complex

Jun 26, 2024

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.­­ –  Following completion of an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the proposed renovation, demolition, and/or sale of the Chattanooga Office Complex, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced Wednesday that all of the proposed action alternatives for the potential renovation, demolition, and/or sale of the agency’s 1.4 million square foot downtown office complex in Chattanooga would not significantly affect the environment. Prior to completing the Final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), the Draft EA was available for a 30-day public review and comment period.

TVA considered the following alternatives:

Alternative 1– No Action Alternative - TVA retains ownership of the office complex indefinitely.

Alternative 2 – Demolish Buildings and Convey Land - TVA demolishes the complex, either in stages or all at once, and sells the land.  

Alternative 3 – Convey Buildings and Land - TVA sells the land and buildings “as-is, where-is.”

Alternative 4 – Partial Retention and Renovation – TVA looked at multiple options that involved retention and renovation of selected spaces.

TVA will now begin evaluating which alternative will be selected but has not provided a decision date. TVA is committed to remaining in Chattanooga and being part of its vibrant downtown community. TVA is continuing to evaluate options for potential replacement space if it selects one of the alternatives that involves exiting the office complex.


About TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power supplier, delivering energy to 10 million people across seven southeastern states. TVA was established 90 years ago to serve this region and the nation by developing innovative solutions to solve complex challenges. TVA’s unique mission focuses on energy, environmental stewardship, and economic development. With one of the largest, most diverse, and cleanest energy systems – including nuclear, hydro, solar, gas, and advanced technologies – TVA is a leader in our nation’s drive toward a clean energy future.

TVA is a corporate agency of the United States, receiving no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.


Scott Fiedler
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