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Public Notice for FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance


Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funding through the Tennessee Emergency Management (TEMA) as a sub-recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to, and to provide a public notice of, any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

  • Applicant: Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
  • Project Title: Whites Creek One (1) Acquisition/Demolition of 2 Properties
  • Location of Proposed Work:
    • Name of Structure: See Table
    • Address of Structure: See Table, Nashville, Davison County, TN

A map showing the location of all properties is available by contacting Antonette (Toni) Plummer by phone at 615-862-4582 or email at

Facility Address Latitude Longitude Date of Construction
Davidson County 3301 W. Hamilton Avenue, Nashville TN 36.210994 -86.829530 1965, not eligible for inclusion in NRHP
Davidson County 5342 Buena Vista Pike Nashville TN 36.828680 -86.828680 1960, not eligible for inclusion in NRHP

Special Flood Hazard Area Zone

This project is for acquisition and demolitions of house structures located in flood zone AE and AE Floodway (1% annual chance flood elevation). Confirmation of location in an SFHA was made by reference to the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel 47037C0227H and 47037C0229H Dated 4/5/2017. The proposed work conforms to all applicable and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work will be for acquisition and demolition of these homes to protect and reduce risk from repetitive loss due to elevation of creek water levels during heavy rain fall the proposed work has the potential to be affected by the location in an SFHA. This project will create a level of protection from the 100-year (1%) flood.

Proposed Work and Purpose

This project includes the acquisition and demolition of two parcels located in Nashville, Davidson County. Both parcels repetitive loss and this project demolition and removal of parcels will threat from flood related events and removed them from repetitive loss list.

Project Alternatives

Alternative #1 (no action alternative): If no action is taken to protect this home and the public from these flooding events, it will increase the danger of impacts from flash flooding from the creek basin. Taking no action leaves the property at certain risk of future loss claims due to flooding.

Alternative #2: Due to the size of the homes, the location of the home (near a creek), and the structural integrity of the home this home could not be elevated.

Alternative #3: Relocation option of this home would be too costly.

Comment Period

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to Davidson County Fiscal County. All comments are due within 30 days of this notice. Davidson County will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.

Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Contact Information:

Antonette (Toni) Plummer
1600 Second Avenue North, Fifth Floor
Nashville, TN 37208

POSTED ON: September 27, 2019

End of Notice