We are seeking public comment for the Early Notice and Public Review of Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
Early Notice and Public Review of Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
This is to give notice that the Town of Hilton Head Island has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under grant number B-21-MC-45-0014 for the purpose of constructing a new park located at 23 Marshland Road. The planned project will involve the design and construction of a new neighborhood park located on the Town-owned parcel at 23 Marshland Road. The park will feature connectivity to the Town's existing multi-use pathway along Marshland Road, approximately 6 - 10 parking spaces, a restroom building, a small picnic shelter, a small playground area and a walkway with seating and marsh viewing opportunities. No quantifiable changes to flood elevation and no disturbance to the wetland will result from the planned project. Design and construction of the park project will be completed in accordance with Federal, State, and Town of Hilton Head Island standards, and codes. The intent and anticipated results of the planned project is to improve access and availability of public recreation facilities for all members of the community.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains and wetlands can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains and wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by the Town of Hilton Head Island at the following address on or before December 28, 2021: Town of Hilton Head Island, Executive Department, 1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and 843-341-4689, Attention: Marcy Benson, Senior Grants Administrator. Comments may also be submitted via email at MarcyB@hiltonheadislandsc.gov
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