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Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
REVIEW OF
PROPOSED FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT
May 4, 2015

Economic and
Community Development Department
City of Wheeling City-County Building, Room 305
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

To All Interested Agencies, Groups and Persons:

The City of Wheeling publishes this notice in accordance with Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, which requires that the public be provided with an explanation of the decision making process and be afforded the opportunity to review and comment on proposed activities in the 100-year floodplain where federal funds are involved.

Several Block Groups (BG) within the following Census Tracts (CT) are located in, or partially located in, the floodplain. Activities funded in whole or in part with federal funds through the City of Wheeling could be situated within the floodplain. The activities include waterline and sewer line projects, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements, economic development, brownfield development, property acquisition, building demolition, curb and walk reconstruction, street resurfacing, public facilities and improvements, housing rehabilitation, and fa├žade rehabilitation.

CT 01 – BG 106, 110, 114, 115, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126

CT 02 –BG 318, 403, 405, 407, 409, 410, 424, 425

CT 03 – BG 103, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 218, 219

CT 05

CT 06

CT 07 – BG 101, 103, 401, 402

CT 08 – BG 231, 233, 235, 236, 237

CT 14 – BG 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 405

CT 15 – BG 304, 305, 313, 316, 319, 328

CT 18 – BG 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 108, 110, 112

CT 24 – BG 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 317, 325, 326

CT 25

The following are the site-specific activities of the City of Wheeling’s 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan which are situated within the 100-year floodplain. Any additional projects undertaken within the floodplain will be published at that time:

*Schenk Bridge Repair
*WesBanco Arena
Access Ramp

The City of Wheeling will identify and evaluate practicable alternatives to locating the above activities in the base floodplain. If the City determines, however, that the only practical alternative is locating the base floodplain, then the impacts of the project will be identified. The City will make every effort to minimize harm to life and property and preserve and restore the natural and beneficial values of the floodplain.

The facts and reasons for locating the above referenced activities in the floodplain are described below:

It is inevitable that housing and community development activities, such as those referenced above, will be located within the 100-year floodplain because a majority of the developable land and low-to-moderate income residential housing is so situated. The denial of assistance to activities situated in the floodplain would be inconsistent with all municipal goals and objectives and, in essence, would represent an inequitable administrative practice.

Additional information with regard to the aforementioned activities is on file at the address shown above and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except weekends and legally designated holidays.

All interested parties who wish to comment on the activities in question are encouraged to submit same in writing at the cited address by May 19, 2015. The City will take no further administrative action in regard to the above before this date.

Robert Herron
City Manager
Int. May 4, 2015

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