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Soli Icitation to Potential Consulting Parties

SOLI ICITATION TO POTENTIAL CONSULTING PARTIES FOR THE COSBY SPEAR BALCONY PROJECT July 28, 2022 City of Atlanta, GA Department of Grants and Community Development 55 Trinity Avenue, SW Suite #3500 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-658-7820 Response Requested By: August 12, 2022 The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia ("Atlanta Housing" or "AH") is proposing to use Moving to Work Funds from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") to fund improvements at the Cosby Spear Highrise: This project is the replacement of original precast concrete balcony railings and panels of the two buildings of Cosby Spear Towers, located at 335 North Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Structural engineers have determined that the existing precast concrete balcony railing panel systems are failing and need to be removed and replaced. It has been determined that the new guardrail system should consist of a lighter fiber cement material attached to steel tube framing with railings imbeds connections to the balcony slabs. Constructed in 1968, the existing Cosby Spear Towers exhibit a mid-century modern architectural vernacular. The Cosby Spear Towers are predominantly brick, with fluted precast concrete paneling on the ground level as well as the balcony railings. Due to the existing cast concrete balcony railing system being a character defining feature of the Cosby Spears apartment building, it is HPD's opinion that the subject project constitutes an adverse effect to historic properties that are eligible for or listed in the National Register of Historic Places ("NRHP"), as defined in 36 CFR Part 800.5(a)(2). The City of Atlanta, Georgia ("City") is AH's Responsible Entity and is identifying organizations with an interest in the project and its potential to affect historic properties. The purpose of this notice is to find out whether you wish to become a consulting party for this project. Consulting parties have certain rights and obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulations at 36 CFR Part 800. The review process, known as Section 106 review, is described at https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/historic-preservation/ and at http://www.achp.gov/citizensguide.html By becoming a consulting party, you will be actively informed of steps in the Section 106 process, including public meetings, and your views will be actively sought. If you would like to request consulting party status on this project, please contact Priya Vellaithambi or Amber Staples at priya.vellaithambi@atlantahousing.org or amstaples@atlantaga.gov. In order to become a consulting party, you must respond by August 12, 2022 to request consulting party status. If you do not respond within this time frame, you may request consulting party status in the future; however, the project may advance without your input and you won't have an opportunity to comment on the current steps. If you are requesting consulting party status, we do ask that your organization nominate one representative and an alternate to participate on behalf of the group. People may also participate in the Section 106 process as members of the public. Deborah B. Lonon Commissioner, Department of Grants and Community Development City of Atlanta, GA 7-28-22
July 28, 2022
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