The City of Alcoa originated in 1918 as the first planned community in the State of Tennessee. A planned community is any community that was carefully planned from its inception. In the original plans, Alcoa, Inc., included one acre of park space for every 100 city inhabitants. In addition, between 1918 and 1924 approximately 300 shade trees were planted along city streets and parks. This type of planning has gone by the wayside.

Come on people. Can anyone say the word Plan?

Sure, but at least they've

Sure, but at least they've got a new half-million dollar Jumbotron for their new football stadium. Doesn't that count as planing?

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