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​7th Street Apartments

Environmental Assessment Determinations and Compliance Findings

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS


October 5, 2021
City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services
600 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-336-5559

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS


On or about October 24, 2021, the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services will authorize the Laurel Street Residential LLC and Little Rock CDC to submit a request to the HUD Greensboro Field Office  for the release of Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) funded under Section 8 (o) of the  United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as 7th Street Apartments for the purpose of  constructing  a mixed-income development that will consist of 105 units in a single five-story, elevator-served building. Of the 105 units there will be 67 one-bedroom, 24 two-bedroom, and 14 three-bedroom units. The project will be located at 705 E 7th Street in Charlotte, NC.  Estimated cost of the project is $20,554,000.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT


The City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  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) on file at the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services, 600 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.  Currently, all government buildings are closed to  public access as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic; therefore,  the ERR is available online for public review and comment at https://charlottenc.gov/HNS/Housing/Strategy/Pages/Environmental-Reviews.aspx

PUBLIC COMMENTS


Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services.  All comments received by October 24, 2021 will be considered by the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION


The City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services certifies to HUD Greensboro Field Office that Pamela J. Wideman 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 Greensboro Field Office approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Laurel Street Residential LLC and Little Rock CDC to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS


HUD Greensboro Field Office will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services 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 Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services; (b) the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services 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 Greensboro Field Office; 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 HUD Greensboro Field Office, Attn: Public and Indian Housing, Richard.E.Baker@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Greensboro Field Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

- Pamela J. Wideman, Director