670 State Employees To Leave McCallie Avenue For Leased Space At Riverfront Parkway, Eastgate

Friday, September 6, 2013

State officials said Friday that 670 state employees at the State Office Building on McCallie Avenue will be moving to leased space on Riverfront Parkway and at Eastgate Mall.

 

UTC is seeking to expand to the vacated state property and plans to construct a new dormitory at the site.

 

 Newly-leased building space for the state’s workforce in three major cities will result in significant savings and more efficient work environments for employees, state officials said. The Department of General Services (DGS) announced final approval for the next phase of the Master Plan, which will relocate workers into more functional workspaces in Memphis, Chattanooga and Nashville.

 

“Governor Haslam challenged the state to deliver the best possible service as efficiently as possible, and this is a key step in our overall plan to make work spaces more functional for employees and less of a liability for the state,” Commissioner Bob Oglesby said.  “We want to create better work spaces that are operationally cost effective so we can focus our resources on the state’s priorities, such as education and jobs.”

 

Standards in the new leases will ensure that state employees have a modern, efficient, collaborative and productive working environment.  Taking specific buildings out of service and relocating employees will result in significant savings to the state, primarily through the avoidance of capital cost and a reduction of building operational cost.

 

The Executive Subcommittee of the State Building Commission today approved the following leases:

 

Davidson County – 200 Athens Way, Nashville. This lease will provide office space for employees moving out of the Cordell Hull and Central Services Buildings. This leased facility will house approximately 300 employees, primarily from the Department of Children’s Services.

 

Hamilton County – 1301 Riverfront Parkway and 5600 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga. These leases will provide office space for approximately 670 employees moving out of the Chattanooga State Office Building and the James R. Mapp Building. These will house employees from several State agencies including the Department of Children’s Services, the Department of Human Services, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

 

Shelby County – One Commerce Square, 40 South Main Street, Memphis. This lease will provide office space for approximately 480 state employees moving out of the Donnelly J. Hill Building. This leased facility will house employees from several state agencies, including the Department of Children’s Services, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Revenue.

 

Net savings from decommissioning these buildings is currently projected to be between $64 million and $74 million ten years.

 

The Department of General Services facilitates the operation of state government in the areas of real estate management, procurement, motor vehicle and equipment management, postal services, warehousing, records management and similar services.



Get Emailed Headlines From Chattanoogan.com; Like Us On Facebook, Twitter For Instant News

We send out headlines each day of the latest Chattanooga news.  Our news headlines have links that take you to the stories with a click. We also send out special emails if there is a highly significant local news story breaking so you will be aware of it quickly. To be added to the email headline list, just email us at news@chattanoogan.com In addition, like us ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADKINS, TRAVIS VAN  446 MCDONALD DR ROSSVILLE, 30741  Age at Arrest: 38 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County UNL. CARRYING OR POSSESSING WEAPON THEFT OF PROPERTY POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA VIOLATION OF PROBATION (POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED S --- ANDREWS, TRAMESHA LASHON  ... (click for more)

Titans Hide In The Locker Room

This Sunday, as has been widely reported, the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks both chose to remain in their respective locker rooms during the playing of the National Anthem at Nissan Stadium.  Besides the fact that the NFL game operations manual has a rule regarding player behavior during the playing of the National Anthem which requires them to stand at attention ... (click for more)

Roy Exum - Why Al Took A Stand

“Help me, sir!” 18-year-old Jesse Dietrich cried to his lieutenant. “Please sir, I need help …” the Private First Class begged as blood streamed from where the kid had been shot in the chest during an intense Taliban ambush. The platoon leader had just dragged the 18-year-old by his backpack down a dark alley in withering gunfire, all the while returning fire over the fallen soldier ... (click for more)

GPS Rally Clips Cleveland On Senior Night

They celebrated Senior Night at GPS on Monday and the Bruisers made everyone happy with a tough, come-from-behind non-district volleyball win over Cleveland, but GPS coach Alfie Dodd wasn’t happy. “They say that a win is a win, but I don’t always agree with that,” he said after his girls had prevailed inn five sets over a really good group of Lady Blue Raiders. “We won the ... (click for more)

Testy Jones: Media Negativity "Sometimes Overwhelming"

Things got testy toward the end of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones’ weekly Monday press conference. Early in the “presser,” Jones suggested the media was too interested in drama surrounding his program when he answered a question pertaining to why injured wide receiver Jauan Jennings, who is out for the season, hadn’t been on the sideline in any of the three games he’s ... (click for more)