COMBINED NOTICES TO
THE PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT
IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF GRANT FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN A 100-YEAR FLOOD PLAIN
Date of Publication: September 17, 2015
Expires: October 2, 2015
City of Lakewood
480 South Allison Parkway
Civic Center North
Lakewood, Colorado 80226-3106
The City of Lakewood has conducted an eight step decision making process in accordance with federal regulation 24 CFR Part 55 and has determined that there are no practical alternatives to constructing public improvements on west side of Lamar Avenue between W 14th Avenue and W Colfax Avenue in the 100 Year Flood Plain. It has been determined that no feasible alternatives would be available as these improvements cannot be relocated to an alternative location. The completed project will provide streetlights to increase safety and access for this pedestrian corridor that links light rail and other commuter traffic for Lakewood residents. Persons interested should contact Amy Deknikker, CDBG Program Manager, Planning Department, 480 South Allison Parkway, City of Lakewood, CO 80226, phone 303-987-7500, TDD 303-987-7057. Comments regarding this proposal must be received by October 2, 2015.
To All Interested Agencies, Groups And Persons:
On or about October 5, 2015 the City of Lakewood, Colorado will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for release of federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant, Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following project:
Title: Lamar Street Pedestrian Lighting
Purpose: Addition of pedestrian lights adjacent to existing sidewalk.
Location: Lamar Street between W 13th and W Colfax Avenue.
Estimated Cost: $60,000
Funds from the City of Lakewood will be used for costs related to the addition of the pedestrian lights.
Finding of No Significant Impact
The City of Lakewood 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. The reasons for the decision not to prepare an environmental impact statement are as follows:
1. An environmental assessment of this project was completed and it was determined that there would be no significant impact to the environment.
Additional project information contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) is on file with the City of Lakewood in the Planning Division at the above address. The ERR is available for public examination and copying at this location weekdays from 8am to 5pm.
Public Comments on Findings
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City of Lakewood. All comments received by October 2, 2015 will be considered by the City of Lakewood prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
Release of Grant Funds
The City of Lakewood certifies to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Roger Wadnal, Comprehensive Planning and Research Division Manager for Lakewood, in his official capacity, 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 City of Lakewood to use Program funds.
Objections to Release of Funds
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Lakewood 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 Lakewood;(b) the City of Lakewood 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 has committed funds or incurred costs 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 procedure in 24 CFR Part 58, and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region VIII Office, 8 ADE, 1670 Broadway Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-4801. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Mr. Roger Wadnal, City of Lakewood, Comprehensive Planning and Research Division Manager
Published: 9/17/2015 through 10/5/2015