Airport wants to release land for mitigation

SPARTA – Officials with the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport in Sparta are looking to unload two tracts of land that could be sold as mitigation areas for outside interests.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently considering the request, which includes nearly 50 acres on two separate tracts: 10.3 acres located about three miles southeast of the airport on Breeding Swamp Road, and 36.84 acres located 13 miles southwest of the airport on Franks Ferry.

If they properties are released, they could be sold as wetland mitigation areas for projects unrelated to the airport.

As part of the approval process, the FAA is accepting public comments on the proposal. On July 28, the agency determined the request met procedural requirements. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no later Sept. 3. Comments must be received on or before that date.

Documents are available for review at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, 750 Airport Road, Sparta. Written comments should be delivered or mailed to: Phillip J. Braden, Manager, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118-2482.




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