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Feds Seek to Redevelop VA Campus

Posted: Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 at 6:30 am


For the first time, the federal government is taking formal action in seeking to redevelop the VA Campus in Knoxville.  Knoxville Mayor and VA Taskforce Member Harv Sprafka tells KNIA/KRLS News the Department of Veterans Affairs submitted a Request Expression of Interest, or REI, to federal agencies.  The REI lists zoning and logistic information about the campus, among other details of interest to federal or private entities which might consider moving operations to the campus.  The VA is in the midst of moving medical services to Des Moines, and Sprafka says the request shows greater involvement on the federal level to see redevelopment of the property.