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Public Notice – Parke County, HUD, Townhomes on Main

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

August 19, 2020

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA)

30 South Meridian Street, Suite 900

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 232-7777

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by New

Hope Development Services, Inc.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about September 4, 2020 the IHCDA authorizes New Hope Development Services, Inc. to submit a request to the HUD for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, to undertake a project known as:

Project title: Townhomes on Main

Purpose and Scope of Project:

40 units and resident community space 50,775 sq. ft., 11 HOME assisted units. Development will be built on site of former lumber yard. A new community building will be built across the street at the former church site on Market St. All existing lumber and church buildings will be completely demolished. Site work will include new private roads, parking, and sidewalks.

There is also a plan to have a tot lot with a picnic shelter and raised planter bed gardens.

All green space will be landscaped.

 

IHCDA funding amount: 1,100,000

Specific project address(es): 400 South Market Street, Rockville, Indiana, 47872

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The IHCDA 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 IHCDA, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 900 Indianapolis, IN 46204 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the IHCDA, 30 South Meridian

Street, Suite 900, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or email to CPD_COVID-19OEEIND@HUD.GOV. All comments received on or before September 3, 2020 will be considered by the IHCDA prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The IHCDA certifies to HUD that Jacob Sipe in his capacity as Executive 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 approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the New Hope Development Services, Inc.to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the IHCDA’s 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 IHCDA; (b) the IHCDA has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the New Hope Development Services, Inc. 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; 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 Office of Community Planning and Development, Attn: John Dorgan, Director of Community, Planning and Development, and email to

CPD_COVID-19OEEIND@HUD.GOV. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the

objection period.

Jacob Sipe,

IHCDA Executive Director

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