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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced a public meeting to receive comments on the effects to historic properties from the increase of aircraft, including the EA-18A Growler, and aircraft operations and development of support facilities at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington. The public meeting will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST on December 19, 2018, location still to be determined.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced the issuance of a Program Comment that provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an alternative way to comply with its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act regarding its vacant and underutilized properties. In May 2017, then-VA Secretary David Shulkin emphasized the need for VA to develop “different types of strategic partnerships” for the reduction of its vacant and underutilized properties. In response, the ACHP and VA have worked together to develop this Program Comment that allows VA to undergo an expedited review process as VA seeks to find uses for those properties.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced Chicago’s Rosenwald Courts Apartments project, once home to record producer Quincy Jones, boxer Joe Louis, and Olympian Jesse Owens, as the recipient of the 2018 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. This annual award recognizes developers, organizations, and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation, while at the same time providing affordable housing and/or expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Executive Director John M. Fowler today announced Druscilla J. Null has been named director of the Office of Preservation Initiatives. Null has been serving as acting director since April 2018. “We are happy to have Dru assume this leadership role after her many years of exemplary work at the ACHP,” Fowler said. “Her depth of knowledge and experience in policy development and legislative analysis will be critical to the ACHP as we work toward promoting the social, economic, and environmental benefits of historic preservation.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced the issuance of a Program Comment that exempts undertakings that might affect historic rail properties within rail rights-of-way from Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in an effort to streamline rail and transit infrastructure projects. “This is an important initiative that will bring significant efficiencies to rail and transit infrastructure projects that involve federal assistance or permits,” said ACHP Executive Director John M. Fowler. “Through these efforts, we are balancing the need to preserve historic properties while ensuring a sound and reliable national transportation system.”