City of Alcoa taps Kiser Vogrin Design and Volkert to create plan for former West Plant site in Alcoa, TN.

Jul 26, 2017


RESIGHT, in partnership with the City of Alcoa and Arconic Inc., for redevelopment of the former Alcoa Inc., West Plant Site are pleased to announce that the City of Alcoa has hired Kiser + Vogrin Design and Volkert, Inc. to create a comprehensive plan for the site in Alcoa, TN.

MApostMikk Anderson, President, Airport Center Development Partners, attended the kick off meeting for the planning process in July. “Since the project groundbreaking in April we have seen an increase in interest in building on the site from restaurants, retail and residential builders.” said Mikk Anderson, who is also Senior VP and Founding Member of RESIGHT.

The addition of Kiser Vogrin Design and Volkert Engineering brings the project one step closer to the long-awaited renovation of the planned urban development uses on the former Alcoa Inc., West Plant site.

“The City is extremely pleased to have been able to engage the planning firm of KVD along with Volkert, Inc. to develop the master plan on this project.” said Mark L. Johnson, City Manager for the City of Alcoa, “They have a demonstrated track record of producing excellent work on numerous projects similar in size and scope to the West Plant development.”

AlcoaLive1“Kiser + Vogrin Design (KVD), teamed with Volkert, Inc. are proud to have been selected by the City of Alcoa to Master Plan/Vision the former Alcoa West Plant site into a premier redevelopment opportunity to provide commerce at a regional scale.” said Gary M. Vogrin, Founder and Landscape Architect for Kiser + Vogrin Design. “The Master Plan will be designed to seamlessly blend together an active lifestyle with work, rest and play.” continued Vogrin, “This will be achieved by delivering a robust, destination and Town Center walkable experience that cohesively connects the City’s history in addition to the proposed civic, office, retail, restaurant, hotel, residential and greenspace/trail components into the fabric of the surrounding neighborhoods, commerce and regional airport.”


  • Approximately 300 acres
  • 6000 ft. of roadway opening approximately 100 acres for immediate development
  • Current project scope: road construction, utility infrastructure installation, and site grading
  • Goals: build an urban development consisting of commercial and residential uses

View More Project Details

RESIGHT Executive Vice President Mikk Anderson said, “We really believe this mixed-use project has tremendous potential.  RESIGHT is making a sizable investment because this site has so much going for it – a great location, a vibrant community, and an excellent team with whom to work. This site has lingered for a long time for a variety of reasons, all of which together we have successfully addressed. We are excited to move forward with this monumental development phase.”