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Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed
Activity in a 100-Year & 500-Year Floodplain
TO: All Interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that the County of Cumberland has determined that the following proposed action under the Community Development Block Grant Program and Grant Numbers B-16-UC-42-0010, B-17-UC-42-0010, and B-18-UC-42-0010 is located in the 100-year and 500-year floodplains, and the County of Cumberland will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. CDBG funds will be used to demolish a vacant, blighted, and condemned triplex with rear garages, excavate the foundation and remove all rubble, and grade the 0.2-acre property. The main portion of the triplex structure is located in the 100-year floodplain and its rear ell, as well as the rest of the property, is located in the 500-year floodplain. The next phase of the project will involve construction of a municipal parking lot in order to alleviate neighborhood on-street parking difficulties experienced by neighborhood residents. The proposed project(s) is located at 120-124 South Front Street in the Borough of Wormleysburg, Cumberland County.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains, and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by the County of Cumberland at the following address on or before July 23, 2020: Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities, 114 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013, (717) 249-0789, extension 130, Attention: Chris Rafferty, Community Development Director. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the same address listed above and at www.cchra.com. Comments may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE: July 7, 2020