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Conditional Notice of Finding of No Signficant Impact

CONDITIONAL NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS September 25, 2020 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 Atlanta Housing Authority. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about October 12, 2020 the City of Atlanta will: authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta ("AH") to submit a request to the HUD Atlanta Regional Office for the release of funds under the Housing Act of 1937, as amended, for the following project: Project: Heritage Village at West Lake, 239 West Lake Avenue NW, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30314. Purpose: The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia ("AH") is proposing to acquire the approximately 6.225-acre improved property located at 239 West Lake Avenue NW, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30314. The subject property is identified as parcel ID 14 0147 LL0287 on the Fulton County Tax Assessor's website. The current owner of the property is Heritage Village at West Lakes LP ("Owner"). Once acquired, AH plans on working with a developer to focus on the redevelopment of an existing approximately 93,000 square foot five-story building on approximately 3 acres of the property. The building will be converted from 150 units to 102 one-bedroom units with onsite supportive services. AH is proposing to provide HomeFlex subsidy (formerly known as Project Based Rental Assistance) to all 102 units. The redevelopment is anticipated to begin in calendar year 2021. CONDITIONAL FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Atlanta has conditionally determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment provided that the conditions placed on the project regarding Historic Preservation, as stated in the Environmental Assessment, are satisfied. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. The Developer of the project must satisfy the conditions enumerated in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) in order to proceed with this project. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record. The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to or to 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 Administrative and Technical Services by email at All comments received by October 11, 2020 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 Mrs. Monique N. Franklin in her capacity as Director 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 Atlanta Housing Authority to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of fund 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 Robert L. Kenner Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Mrs. Monique N. Franklin Director, Department of Grants and Community Development City of Atlanta, GA 9-25/2020
September 25, 2020
October 24, 2020
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