Public Notices, Federal Plans, and Project Compliance
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
June 21, 2021
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about July 9, 2021, the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Project Based Voucher funds from the Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Program under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (42 U.S.C. 1437f) to undertake the Crossings at Millcreek Apartments The proposed development includes the construction of 180 one, two, and three-bedroom affordable rental apartments at 4707 and 4801 Manslick Road, Louisville, Kentucky. The five apartment buildings will be wood frame construction with brick and fiber cement siding exterior finishes There will be a total of 180 units: 33 one-bedrooms, 66 two-bedrooms and 81 three-bedrooms. One half of the units (90) will have Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBVs). The PBV units will consist of ten (10) one-bedroom units, thirty-two (32) two-bedroom units, and forty-eight (48) three-bedroom units. The proposed apartment community will include amenities such as on-site management, clubhouse with fitness and computer centers, and outdoor spaces such as a pool and playground. The properties involved are owned by the developer, the Marian Development Group. The site consists of a total of 10.456 acres (4 parcels at the corner of Manslick Rd and Bluegrass Ave). There is an existing office building and parking lot on one of the parcels at 4801 Manslick Road. The remaining site is vacant land. The office building will be demolished. The project is located at 4801 and 4717 Manslick Road, 1936 Bluegrass Avenue Louisville, KY 40216. The estimated total Funding is $36 million.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government 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) (PL-91-190) is not required. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) respecting the within project has been made by the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such Statement is not required. Additional project information is contained in the ERR.
All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with the ERR decision are invited to submit comments by email for consideration by the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government to Marilyn Harris, Director of Housing, at HERE or in writing at the address listed below.
Marilyn Harris, Director of Housing
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government
Office of Housing, Develop Louisville
444 S 5th Street, Suite 500
Louisville, KY 40202
Such comments should be received at the Office of Housing on or before July 9, 2021. All such comments so received will be considered prior to authorizing submission of a request for a release of funds or taking any administrative action on the within project prior to the date specified on the proceeding sentence. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government certifies to HUD that the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and Marilyn Harris, in her official capacity as certifying officer consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and related laws and authorities and allows the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government to use federal funds and implement the Program.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the RE’s certification for a period of 15 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 basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the name of RE; (b) the RE 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/State; 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 the Louisville Office of Community Planning and Development at [email protected]. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
HUD Entitlement Grant Funds
Develop Louisville is charged with compliance and monitoring of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grant funds, including the development of the five-year Consolidated Plan, annual Action Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and many other regulatory issues pertaining to grant funding for Metro Louisville programs and external agencies.
Questions concerning these compliance plans can be directed to Jake Greenwell. He can be reached at (502) 574-3977 or via email.
Draft Release of 2021 Annual Action Plan for HUD Entitlement Funding
TO: All Interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
DATE: July 9, 2021
RE: Draft 2021 Annual Action Plan for HUD Entitlement Funds
This is a Draft of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government’s 2021 Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan outlines annual goals, expected outcomes, and proposed expenditures related to Metro’s use of these federal entitlement funds for the 2021 Program Year. These U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). The purpose of these HUD entitlement funds is to provide decent, affordable housing, ensure suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunity.
To view the proposed amendment, CLICK HERE.
There will be a 30-day public comment period beginning July 13 and ending August 12. Comments may be submitted via US mail or e-mail to:
ATTN: Jake Greenwell
444 South 5th Street, Fifth Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
In addition, two virtual public meeting were held to discuss the proposed amendment and receive citizen comment. View the meetings below:
For further information, please contact Jake Greenwell using the information provided above.
Current Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan
The Consolidated Plan is Louisville Metro’s five-year strategic plan for the use of HUD entitlement funds (HOME, CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA). Additionally, Louisville Metro prepares an annual Action Plan, which outlines specific projects Metro plans to undertake during the year and includes a detailed budget.
Consolidated Plan (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2025)
Program Year 2020 Action Plan (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)
Annual Performance Report (CAPER)
The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) details Louisville Metro Government's use of HUD entitlement funds (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and ESG) during the fiscal year.
Program Year 2019 CAPER (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
CARES Act – COVID 19 Relief Projects
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government made a total of three (3) substantial amendments to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. These amendments define new projects to be undertaken with additional federal entitlement funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relied and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These projects are specifically intended to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and incorporate CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, and HOPWA-CV funding.
To read a summary of all three amendments, CLICK HERE.
To read the full text of each of the three amendments, see below.
Round One: May 2020 CARES Act Amendment
The first round of CARES Act funding included CDBG-CV, ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV, and was announced by HUD on April 2, 2020. The public hearing for these funds was held virtually on May 4, 2020 to gather public comment, and the amendment was submitted May 21, 2020.
To read the final version of this first Amendment, including details of all projects, CLICK HERE.
Round Two: October 2020 CARES Act Amendment
The second round of CARES Act funding included additional ESG-CV and was announced by HUD on June 9, 2020. The public hearing for these funds was held virtually on September 3, 2020, and the amendment for these funds was submitted October 6, 2020.
To read the final version of this second Amendment, including details of all projects, CLICK HERE.
Round Three: December 2020 CARES Act Amendment
The third and final round of CARES Act funding included additional CDBG-CV and was announced by HUD on September 11, 2020. The public hearing for these funds was held virtually on October 1, 2020, and the amendment for these funds was submitted December 21, 2020.
To read the final version of this third Amendment, including details of all projects, CLICK HERE.