Oak Ridge Airport Environmental Assessment

The Environmental Assessment document for the proposed Oak Ridge Airport is available for review now.

A public hearing took place on August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 215 S Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

The City's intent is to construct a 5,000' X 100' runway, partial parallel taxiway, and associated landside facilities at a location north of U.S. 58 between Perimeter and Blair Roads.

The purpose of the hearing was to address the potential social and environmental effects of the project and its consistency with the goals and objectives of each affected area's land use or planning strategy. Issues to be addressed include area wetlands, streams, and ponds; archaeological and historical sites; biological issues; airport noise and social effects such as road closures and realignments; view shed and lighting impacts.

In accordance with 5050.4B, a draft copy of the Environmental Assessment document was made available for public viewing at least 30 days prior to the date of the public hearing at the following locations: Oak Ridge Planning and Development Permit Desk in the Municipal Building's Utility Business Office lobby, 200 South Tulane Avenue; the Oak Ridge Public Library at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, and the Oak Ridge Senior Center at 1405 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

Oak Ridge Airport Environmental Assessment

View the drafted document by clicking the link below.