Current Land Management and Use
Proposed State Natural Areas
Lands Available or Proposed for Private Development
Description of Proposed Designated State Natural Area. The
Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) Division of
Natural Heritage has concluded that the ecological significance of the
ORR warrants additional protection under state law. The 20,000 acres
that TDEC proposed for designation as state natural areas are shown on
Public Health and Safety Considerations
Map of West Oak
Ridge tracts open to or proposed for development both on and off
the ORR. Includes the K-25 Site, the Boeing property, Parcel ED-1,
Parcel ED-3, the former Clinch River Breeder Reactor site, and Roane
County's industrial park at the Macedonia site. It is evident from this
map that there is plenty of land for private industry to locate on in
the Roane County part of Oak Ridge.
- East Tennessee
Technology Park Preliminary Master Land Use Plan - Shows the ORR
Reindustrialization Program's pre-decisional vision for the long-term
use of the former K-25 Site, the Horizon Center, Parcel ED-3, and other
DOE-owned lands in the ETTP area of responsibility. Extensive areas of
the K-25 Site are projected for light or heavy industrial use. This
includes vacant lands that are already available for leasing following
DOE/EA-1175, "Environmental Assessment for Lease of Land and Facilities
within the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee," and
its associated FONSI (November 1997).
- Community Reuse Organization of
East Tennessee (CROET) Properties - Map of the K-25 Site,
information about available properties there, and the conceptual plan
of the Horizon Center industrial park (ED-1) site.
- ETTP Industrial Parcels
Available - Advertises "about 600 acres of land becoming available
for lease" through CROET. Four of the six mapped parcels are on the
K-25 Site and therefore should be available now. Parcels 5 and 6 are
Parcel ED-3, which has not been released for leasing. It is interesting
to note that this page describes these lands as "Free from
historical/archeological restrictions; endangered, restricted, or
protected plants or animals; and wetland/floodplain restrictions,"
since DOE's own environmental assessments have identified sensitive
areas requiring protection on all of these parcels. See CROET Markets ED-3
-- Without Authority to Do So for more details on AFORR's concerns
about this map.
- Oak Ridge
Reservation Utilities - Shows electric transmission lines, raw
water intakes and water lines, gas lines, sewer lines, and other
utility infrastructure to support current uses or future development.
- Map of Parcel ED-3
- Land near the K-25 Site that has been proposed for leasing for
- Oak Ridge Reservation Self-Sufficiency Parcels
- Lands identified in 1979 as properties that could be transferred
directly at fair market value to the City of Oak Ridge in support of a
program, under which DOE would sell excess land to the city for
industrial and commercial development instead of transferring excess
land to the General Services Administration for screening and
subsequent disposal. Read more
information from DOE about the self-sufficiency program and read our analysis of the program.
Most of this land was never determined to be excess to federal needs.
Some of the mapped parcels are in active use by DOE programs. For
example, some of ORNL's environmental research projects are located on
Most of the Three Bend area appears on this map as Parcel 15. The
Boeing property, which was transferred under this program, is Parcel E.
Parcels B and F have been developed as industrial parks. Parcel 1
remains in DOE ownership, but is being developed as the Horizon Center
industrial park under lease to the Community Reuse Organization of East
Tennessee. Parcel A now is the site of a city-owned golf course and
areas undergoing residential development. Part of Parcel G (north of
Bethel Valley Road) is now in private hands but has not been developed.
The southern part of Parcel G is currently proposed for transfer to the
city. Parcel 8 was declared excess after a company requested part of it
for development, but the buyer lost interest and DOE apparently still
owns this land.
- Future Land Use at
the ORISE Scarboro Operations - Map of small area includes a
portion of Self-Sufficiency Parcel G, which has been proposed for
transfer to the City of Oak Ridge.
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