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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
"Public Notice NHPA1 Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevation of a Nonresidential Historic Building in New Orleans, LA"
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Public Notice NHPA1 Seeking Public Comment for FEMA-funded Elevation of a Nonresidential Historic Building in New Orleans, LA


Figure 1. Aerial location map
Figure 1. Aerial location map.
Figure 2. Structure at 732 North Broad Street
Figure 2. Structure at 732 North Broad Street.
As part of FEMA's Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program, the City of New Orleans is requesting that FEMA provide funds to elevate the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club building located at 732 North Broad Street. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires FEMA, as a funding agency, to determine if properties are historic (listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); to assess effects projects will have on historic properties; and to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects to historic properties.

The property at 732 North Broad Street is located in and contributes to the significance of the NRHP listed Esplanade Ridge Historic District. FEMA determined the proposed elevation of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club building may have adverse effects on the historic property and the Esplanade Ridge Historic District it is within. Treatment measures entailing design review and photograph recordation will be implemented before and after the structure is elevated.

No intact archaeological deposits are anticipated as all work will occur within the footprint of the building.

Any member of the public is encouraged to provide views on how the project may affect historic properties and ways that these effects may be avoided, minimized, or mitigated. To help develop a course of action for this project, FEMA is requesting your input by May 6, 2020 on ways to avoid or minimize effects of this project on the historic property and any ideas on how to mitigate the adverse effects.

Comments can be posted at this website: https://www.crt.state.la.us/dataprojects/culturalassets/fema106/

Or email comments to: FEMA-LIRO-EHP-HMA@FEMA.DHS.GOV


1The Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant (FMA) Program is authorized by Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA provides funding to states, territories, federally-recognized Tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP. , FEMA is issuing this public notice as part of its responsibilities under the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's regulations, 36 CFR Part 800, implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA). This notice applies to activities carried out by the Public Assistance program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.5152-5206.