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REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about July 15, 2020 the City of Atlanta will: authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta ("AH") to submit a request to the HUD Atlanta Regional Office for the release of funds under the Housing Act of 1937, as amended, for the following project: Project: Harmony at Bakers Ferry, 3650 Bakers Ferry Road, SW, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30331 Purpose: Atlanta Housing ("AH") is proposing to purchase 4.27 acres of vacant land to develop Harmony at Bakers Ferry, a 108-unit multifamily building with 100% of units reserved for resident's age 55+ earning up to 60% of the Area Median Income. AH will provide HomeFlex rental subsidy (formerly known as Project Based Rental Assistance) for all 108 units. After purchasing the land, AH intends on ground-leasing the site for a 50-year term to the Development team, which consists of Timshel Development, CRN Development, LLC, and Gateway Development Corporation. Gateway Development Corporation will also be responsible for property management. The property is located at 3650 Bakers Ferry Road SW, Atlanta, Ga 30331 in the Adamsville neighborhood, eight miles west of downtown Atlanta, and is scheduled to complete construction in spring 2023. CONDITIONAL FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Atlanta has conditionally determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment provided that the conditions placed on the project regarding endangered species, as stated in the Environmental Assessment, are satisfied. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. The Developer of the project must satisfy the conditions enumerated in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) in order to proceed with this project. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record. The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to gmenvironmentalreview@atlantaga.gov or to priya.vellaithambi@atlantahousing.org. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Atlanta, Department of Grants and Community Development, Office of Administrative and Technical Services by email at gmenvironmentalreview@atlantaga.gov. All comments received by July 14, 2020 will be considered by the City of Atlanta prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Atlanta certifies to HUD that Mrs. Monique N. Franklin in her capacity as 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 Atlanta Housing Authority to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Atlanta'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 City of Atlanta; (b) the City of Atlanta 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; 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 Robert L. Kenner Robert.Kenner@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Mrs. Monique N. Franklin Director, Department of Grants and Community Development City of Atlanta, GA 6/29/20
June 29, 2020
July 28, 2020
July 9, 2020 8:10pm