Request for Public Comment on the Impact of Demolition on Selected Properties within Districts of Potential Historic Significance
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The Ingham County Land Bank (ICLB) has partnered with the City of Lansing using federal funds to demolish, rehabilitate, or construct new buildings on various parcels to enhance Lansing’s neighborhoods and provide an environment for reinvestment and redevelopment.
The ICLB is currently proposing to use federal funds to demolish a number of blighted properties in the neighborhoods on the north and east sides of downtown. (NOTE: not all Land Bank-owned properties are slated for demolition.)
The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has determined that some of these properties are eligible for listing in the National Register as part of the Old 4th Ward/Ionia and Green Oak historic districts. Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, agencies must consider the effect of federally-funded projects on historic properties and provide the public a reasonable opportunity to comment on those projects. Because demolition of historic buildings constitutes an adverse effect, compliance with Section 106 is required.
The views of the public are essential to informed decision-making in the Section 106 process. The City and ICLB are therefore seeking input from individuals and organizations with a demonstrated interest in the demolition of properties within districts of potential historic significance. If you would like to know which properties the Land Bank is considering for demolition, you can contact the Land Bank via email by clicking on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand corner of our website. You can also share your comments by mail (422 Adams Street, Lansing, MI 48906) or telephone (517-267-5221). We are interested in hearing from you.
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