CITY OF BROCKTON
Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain
Ralsco Park, 389 Warren Avenue, Brockton, MA
To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that the City of Brockton has determined that the following proposed action under the Community Developme nt Block Grant Program and HUD Grant Number B-14-MC-25-0003 is located in the 100-year floodplain, and the City of Brockton will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. The CDBG activity will be for construction of a new recreational park on a 0.988 acre remediated 21E brownfield site, formerly Ralsco, Inc. Cabinet Co. at 389 Warren Avenue, Brockton, MA 02301. The site will provide an environmental resource to a neighborhood in need of additional green spaces. The site is located in the 100-year floodplain, with no natural and beneficial values potentially adversely affected by the activity.
There are three (3) primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains 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, as adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains 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, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by Brockton Redevelopment Authority at the following address on or before February 4, 2015: 50 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, and 508-586-3887. Attention: Robert Jenkins, Executive Director. A full description of the project may be reviewed during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the above address. Comments may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brockton Redevelopment Authority