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Notice of Finding of No Signficant Impact

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS May 31, 2023 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 a procedural requirement for activities to be undertaken by The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about June 16, 2023, the City of Atlanta will authorize The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia ("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: Cosby Spear Highrise Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Purpose: AH is proposing to dispose of the two high-rise apartment buildings at 355 North Avenue NE for the purposes of investing in the physical rehabilitation of the property through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) RAD program. AH will dispose of the Cosby Spear Highrise to Cosby Spear, L.P., a Limited Partnership entity controlled by Columbia Residential, a real estate development company that owns, manages, and develops affordable housing. AH will maintain ownership of the land, and Cosby Spear, L.P. will be granted a long-term ground lease. The property would continue to be reserved for occupancy by low-income senior residents 55 years of age or older, and 20 percent of the units reserved for people living with disabilities without age restrictions. Cosby Spear, L.P. proposes to make significant capital improvements to the building to enhance the living environment for the residents by renovating all 282 units. 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 Noise Abatement and Control, Historic Preservation, and Contamination and Toxic Substances 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. 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 Entitlement and Competitive Compliance by email at All comments received by June 15, 2023 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 AH 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. Deborah B. Lonon Commissioner, Department of Grants and Community Development City of Atlanta, GA 5-31-23
May 31, 2023
June 7, 2023
May 31, 2023 8:10pm