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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS June 17, 2024 City of Atlanta, GA Department of Grants and Community Development 55 Trinity Avenue, SW Suite #3500 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-658-7820 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Atlanta's Department of Grants & Community Development (DGCD) Atlanta, Georgia. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about July 3, 2024, the City of Atlanta will submit a request to the HUD Atlanta Regional Office for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds under the Housing Act of 1937, as amended for the following project: Project: 557 Lindsay Street Multifamily Affordable Housing Project Purpose: The Proposed Project would involve construction of a three-story mixed-use development. The development will include six affordable housing units totaling 5,780 square feet, commercial space with a barbershop and coffee shop totaling 1,003 square feet, leasing office space totaling 183 square feet, a laundry facility totaling 166 square feet and a garage totaling 298 square feet. The six affordable housing units would each feature two-bedroom and one-bathroom units, and four out of six units would feature balconies. The proposed building would be a masonry structure that would be similar in visual character of the neighboring properties, and up to 40 feet in height. The City of Atlanta will utilize approximately $521,848 of HOME Investment Partnership funding toward this project. CONDITIONAL FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Atlanta has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment if the conditions for Vegetation & Wildlife, Contamination and Toxic Substances and Historic Preservation are followed. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to gmenvironmentalreview@atlantaga.gov. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Atlanta, Department of Grants and Community Development, Office of Entitlement and Competitive Compliance by email at gmenvironmentalreview@atlantaga.gov. All comments received by July 2, 2024, will be considered by the City of Atlanta prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Atlanta certifies to HUD that Deborah B. Lonon in her capacity as Commissioner consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Atlanta and AH to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Atlanta's certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Atlanta; (b) the City of Atlanta has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to CPDRROFATL@hud.gov or 77 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Deborah B. Lonon Commissioner, Department of Grants and Community Development City of Atlanta, GA
June 17, 2024
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