FEMA Requests Public Comments About Acquisition and Demolition of Homes at 2209 and 2217 Western Avenue

August 7, 2019 · Filed Under Events and News 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued this public notice as part of
its responsibilities under the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s regulations,
36 CFR Part 800, implementing Section 106 ofthe National Historic Preservation Act of
1966, as amended (NHPA)1. This notice applies to activities carried out by the FEMA
Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program (FMA). The objective of the FMA program is
to reduce or eliminate long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and to reduce or eliminate claims under the NFIP.
The Texas Water Development Board has applied for FEMA funds to enable the City of Fort
Worth to acquire and demolish two properties in the Hill Crest area of the Central
Arlington Heights Neighborhood.

The City of Fort Worth proposes to acquire and demolish two residences under the FEMA
FMA Grant Program. FEMA has determined that these structures are contributing elements
to a National Register Historic District eligible for inclusion in the National Register
of Historic Places and, as such, are eligible for listing on the National Register of
Historic Places. The residences are located within the National Register of Historic
Places eligible Hill Crest Historic District which is bounded to the west by Western
Avenue, to the east by Clover Lane, to the south by El Campo Avenue and to the north
by Camp Bowie Boulevard. As proposed, the acquisition and demolitions will constitute
an Adverse Effect to Historic Properties under 36 CFR 800.5(a)(1).

FEMA, in consultation with the Texas Historical Commission and other consulting parties,
are in coordination to resolve any adverse effects of the Undertaking and thereby satisfy
FEMA’s responsibilities in accordance with Section 106 of the NHPA.

Any member of the public can provide comments on the proposed undertaking and
subsequent development of an agreement document. Please provide this information to
FEMA by August 17, 2019.

Email your comments to: FEMA-R6-EHP@fema.dhs.gov.
Please cc: robert.w.scoggin@fema.dhs.gov.

Or mail to: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Region 6 Environmental and Historic Preservation
800 N. Loop 288
Denton, Texas 76209

Post your comments soon – all comments must be posted or postmarked by August 17, 2019.

     2209 Western Ave.              2217 Western Ave.

1 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has issued guidance titled Protecting
Historic Properties: A Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review. For more information
regarding the Section 106 review process this document can be found at


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