Comments Requested - Farrington Road Environmental Review and Combined Notice Posting 6/29/21 - 7/19/21
The City of Durham intends to provide funding for the construction of the Farrington Road Apartments in Durham, NC to include 82 new units of affordable housing. The development has received an allocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and will utilize income averaging, which allows the developer to include units up to 80% Area Median Income (AMI) if the overall average of the households occupying the units equates to 60% or below AMI. Construction is proposed to include a single building consisting of four stories constructed under current construction standards using quality materials to include hardi-plank and brick exterior, energy efficient windows and asphalt shingle roof materials. The building would meet the National Green Building Bronze certification and included in the building design is a computer center, exercise room, club house and leasing office to serve the new residents. The City, as the Responsible Entity, has completed an Environmental Assessment for the site. There are not any required mitigations currently. The only mitigation that could be required is if discoveries of human remains, or sensitive cultural resources occur during construction, all work will cease immediately, and the NC State Historic Preservation Officer will be consulted.
The City is accepting comments on the Environmental Review. The City is posting the Combined Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). All comments received between Tuesday, June 29, 2021, and Monday, July 19, 2021, will be reviewed and considered before the City submits its request for release of funds to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Combined Notice and Environmental Review are available at the links below as well as at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/. The Environmental Review document contains links to supporting documentation that is accessible on the HUD HEROS website as well as at the link below entitled "Farrington Appendix_Figures." The Table of Contents is hyperlinked to the specific page in the document for each attachment.
Comments can be submitted at the following link: https://forms.office.com/g/WdBMs5kJUv
or in writing to:
Community and Economic Development Senior Analyst
City of Durham Community Development Department
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, North Carolina 27701