Section 106 Review Process
What is it?
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires federal agencies to consider the effects of projects they carry out, approve, or fund on historic properties. For more information, please see the Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review.
Why are we doing it?
Louisville Metro Government (the City) administers its Community Development Programs with funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The programs administered by the Office of Housing and Community Development affect properties throughout Metro Louisville occupied by low- and moderate-income households, and include home repairs (electrical, plumbing, roofing, HVAC, and exterior); single-family home rehabilitation; multi-family housing rehabilitation; lead hazard controls and remediation; and homebuyer down payment assistance. These funds can also support the rehabilitation of public facilities serving low- to moderate-income populations. The Vacant and Public Properties Administration can utilize HUD funds for nuisance abatement demolition.
The City has determined that the administration of these programs may have an effect on historic properties included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) and has consulted with the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). The City and SHPO drafted a new Programmatic Agreement (PA) to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulations 36 CFR § 800.
For over 15 years, the City had a PA to manage this work. The new draft of the PA streamlines review processes that the City follows for all individual undertakings of the HUD funded programs. These processes include identification and evaluation of historic properties, treatment of historic properties, site and building improvements, demolition, treatment of archaeological properties, resolution of adverse effects, discovery, public participation, dispute resolution, review of public objections, and coordination with other federal programs.
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