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Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year/500-Year Floodplain and Wetland To: All interested Agencies including FEMA, ACOE, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the DuPage County Community Development Commission (CDC), as Responsible Entity, has determined that the following proposed action under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and M18-DC170214, M19-DC170214 & M20-DC170214 is located in the 100-year/500-year floodplain and riverine wetland (floodplain/wetland), and DuPage County Community Development Commission will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain/wetland, and the potential impacts on the floodplain/wetland from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 and Executive Order 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 purpose of the Alden Warrenville Horizon project is to construct a new 3-story, 71-unit affordable living building for seniors age 62 and older. The footprint of the site is approximately 77,000 square feet. The building will also include 71 total parking spaces, with 64 standard spaces and 7 designated handicapped spaces. The size of the site is approximately 3.92 acres, of which 1.6 acres are located within the floodplain/wetland. The area of the land to be acquired for the project that is located in floodplain/wetland will not be the site of any construction. The floodplain is listed as AE, which denotes a 1-percent-annual-chance flood event per FEMA, as well as Zone X Shaded, which denotes an area of moderate flood hazard, usually the area between the limits of the 100-year and 500-year floods. The wetland type for the project is riverine. The proposed project is not expected to change any beneficial functions of the floodplain/wetland. This includes floodwater storage and conveyance, groundwater discharge or recharge, erosion control, water quality maintenance, and/or habitat for flora and fauna. The floodplain/wetland is not the site of recreational, educational, historical, or cultural significance, as verified through the DuPage County CDC, State Historic Preservation Office in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Tribal consultations, archeological survey, and US Fish and Wildlife Service consultation. The public has previously been informed of the project during 15 previous public meetings. The proposed project is located at 28W650 Batavia Road, 28W646 Batavia Road, 28W634 Batavia Road, and 28W620 Batavia Road, Warrenville, DuPage County, Illinois. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains/ 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. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain/wetland, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains/wetlands can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts 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/wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by DuPage County Community Development Commission at the following address on or before October 25, 2019 by 4:30 pm: DuPage County Community Development Commission, 421 N. County Farm Road, Room 2-800, Wheaton, IL 60187. Direct any questions to: 630-407-6600. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at DuPage County Community Development Commission, 421 N. County Farm Road, Room 2-800, Wheaton, IL 60187.Comments may also be submitted via email at communitydev@dupageco.org, or fax to 630-407-6601. Date: October 10, 2019 Published in Daily Herald (4533813) , posted 10/10/2019
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PostedOctober 10, 2019