STATEMENT OF FINDINGS AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION Flood plain Management (Executi...

STATEMENT OF FINDINGS AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION Flood plain Management (Executive Order (EO) 11988) Salt Lake City Corporation, as a recipient for CDBG Funds authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has analyzed the projects identified below, as required by Presidential directive EO 11988 and determined that assistance should be granted therein. Project: Westside Node Housing Improvement Program Location: Neighborhood nodes from 700 South Street to Montague Avenue along 900 West Street Description: Funding for a grant program for owners of existing single-family and small multi-family residential buildings (under 4 units) to improve residential properties in the neighborhood nodes from 700 South Street to Montague Avenue along 900 West Street. The focus will be to offer rehabilitation services to the owners with buildings that face 900 West St. (between 700 South St. and Montague Ave.) first. Any remaining (or possible future) funding after addressing those structures will be targeted to the side streets extending east and west from 900 West St., particularly Genesee Avenue. Eligible repairs will be code deficiencies, as well as exterior improvements to the structure and the landscape. Projects may be funded using a combination of grants and loans to the owners. These details will be determined based on the individual needs of owners and their properties. The program will be carried out in conjunction with other City efforts focused on improving conditions around the identified nodes. Cost: $543,000 Flood Map: May vary Since there may be potential locations within these projects which are located in 100-Year Flood plains as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), HUD is required by Presidential directive EO 11988 to deny projects unless there are no practical alternatives to developing in the base flood plain. An analysis by Salt Lake City indicates there is no practical alternative. The basis for this determination is as follows: 1. It is not possible to carry out the objectives of the CDBG Program and participate in the growth plan of the community without participating in projects that may be located in a 100-Year flood plain; 2. The projects are in compliance with local planning and zoning requirements; 3. Urban infrastructure (i.e., streets and utilities) to serve the projects are in place; 4. The proposed construction will not displace or redirect flood waters to seriously impact other areas; 5. Construction will be in compliance with the Flood Plain Management Plan prepared by the community as a condition of their participation in the National Flood Insurance Program; 6. Flood insurance will be required for all properties receiving HUD assistance that are located within the mapped 100-year flood plain. No comments were received as a result of the Notice of Early Public Review for the project, published on June 16, 2017. Further comments from the public are invited and will be received for 15 days following the date of this publication by Environmental Planner, Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development Division, 451 South State Street, Room 445, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. The projects will not be implemented without considering public comments. 1162508 UPAXLP


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