COMBINED PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND INTENT TO REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS April 15, 2021 Clackamas County Community Development Division 2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245 Oregon City, Oregon 97045 (503) 655-8591 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Housing Authority of Clackamas County and the Community Development Division. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about May 3, 2020 the above-named Clackamas County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of project based Section 8 Housing Choice Program Vouchers for the Maple Lane Affordable Housing Project. The Maple Lane Affordable Housing land is owned by Community Development Partners. The project site is a 5.93 acre property at 14338 Maple Lane Road in Oregon City, Oregon 97045. The project site is located in an existing residential area that is within the Metro Urban Growth Boundary. The Maple Lane Affordable Housing Project will construct a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units for a total of 171 rental units. This housing development will be a multi-building complex set around a gracious central green space that will be designed as a publicly accessible park. The site design will support a series of amenities within a park-like setting and the preservation of several clusters of existing mature trees. Site amenities include community garden space, walking paths, children’s play areas and 174 surface parking spaces. Construction of this affordable housing project will meet all of the following: All post-construction runoff will be completely infiltrated or used onsite; and the project will not impact an area of natural habitat, a wetland, or a riparian area and the project will comply with all state and local building codes and storm water regulations. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment of the proposed project site was completed on November 9, 2020 by Geo Design Inc. The Phase I Environmental Assessment found no significant environmental hazards. The County of Clackamas has conducted an Environmental Assessment and determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Community Development offices, 2051 Kaen Road, Suite 245, Oregon City, Oregon and may be examined or copied Monday through Thursday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the ERR may submit written comments to Clackamas County Community Development Division at the above address. All comments received by May 2, 2021 will be considered by Clackamas County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION Clackamas County certifies to HUD that Clackamas County and Mark Sirois, in his capacity as Community Development Manager and Certifying Officer, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Clackamas County to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Clackamas County certification received by May 18, 2021 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Clackamas County; (b) Clackamas County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred cost or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Portland Office of Public Housing at: Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Mark Sirois Certifying Officer Publish April 14, 2021 SP198642

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Publication: Gresham Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2021/04/13

End Date: 2021/04/14

Owner: Clackamas County -- Community Development


County: Clackamas