Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga Office Space Alternatives
Hamilton County, Tennessee
In late 2006, TVA began evaluating alternatives to renewing the lease on office space it occupied in downtown Chattanooga. The lease on this office space, known as the Chattanooga Office Complex, was scheduled to expire in 2011. In December, 2007, TVA decided to renew the lease and continue to occupy the downtown office space. This decision was also discussed at the February 15, 2008, meeting of the TVA Board of Directors.
As part of this evaluation, TVA prepared both an environmental assessment (EA) and a supplemental EA that evaluated alternatives for the required 600,000 square feet of office space. The initial EA evaluated four alternatives: 1) renewing the lease; 2) leasing appropriate existing space elsewhere in Chattanooga; 3) contracting for the construction of new office space on TVA property on the Chickamauga Dam Reservation; and 4) contracting for the construction of new office space on non-TVA property in Chattanooga. This EA was issued in draft form for public review and comment in March 2007 and subsequently issued in final form on April 2, 2007. TVA also issued a finding of no significant impact on April 2, 2007 for its proposal to lease or purchase the office space.
On November 20, 2007, TVA issued the final supplemental EA and a finding of no significant. This supplemental EA evaluated changes to the conceptual design for Alternative 3, the contracting for the construction of new office space on the TVA Chickamauga Dam Reservation. These designs were used to develop comparative cost information which led to the TVA’s decision to continue occupying the existing downtown office space.
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April 2007 Environmental Assessment
Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 274 kb)
Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 1.4 mb)
November 2007 Supplemental Environmental Assessment
Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 104 kb)
Supplemental Environmental Assessment (PDF, 742 kb)
Tina M. Tomaszewski, NEPA Services
Tennessee Valley Authority
1101 Market St., LP 5U
Chattanooga, TN 37402
To obtain a printed copy of the document and attachments, contact Tina Tomaszewski at the above address or 423-751-7291.