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Historic Landscape Study - Section 106
What is the "Section 106" historic landscape review and can I be involved?

The same type of federal funding and approvals that trigger NEPA also trigger a separate federal law, called the "Section 106" process because it is based on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.  Under Section 106, the FAA was required to identify areas in and around the possible tree removal zones to determine whether the houses and associated landscaping are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Removal of trees that were originally a part of an historical planned development, or that may be newer but reflect the continuation of a deliberate landscaping plan, were determined through consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and 15 other consulting parties to be a harmful effect to historic properties.  Mitigation has not yet been resolved.  

​The Section 106 process is required by federal law and is completely independent of, and does not involve or trigger, designation as a local historic district or landmark under Louisville Metro’s ordinance.  

More information on Section 106 Historic Properties:

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Letter to FAA
See: ACHP Letter of 11-03-16

FAA Letter to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
See: FAA Letter of 09-30-16

Olmsted Conservancy Board comments on Cultural Resource Evaluation 
See: OPC Board Comments of 06-24-16

Consulting party comments on draft of Cultural Resource Evaluation

Dr. David Ames report on the draft Cultural Resources Evaluation authored by LRAA's consultant, and Dr. Ames opinion on determinations of eligibility in the above-referenced consultation and undertaking.
See: Dr. David Ames Report on Draft CRE; see also: Dr David Ames Resume

​Section 106 Consultation Meeting Notes
See: Meeting Notes of June 24, 2015

Plea For The Trees comments on draft of Cultural Resource Evaluation
See: PFTT Comments of July 9, 2015

Consulting party comments on draft of Cultural Resource Evaluation:

Letter from Craig A. Potts, Director, Kentucky Heritage Council and State Historic Preservation Officer to Philip J. Braden, Manager, FAA Memphis Airports District Office.  See: Craig Potts Letter of 05-15-15

Olmsted Conservancy Letter to FAA to Participate in the Environmental and Historical Study.  See: Olmsted Conservancy Letter of 02-20-15

Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office sends letter to FAA regarding Section 106.
See SHPO Letter 07-08-14

Leslie Barras Letter to FAA requesting consulting party status.  
See: Barras Letter 05-23-14

"A Citizen's Guide to Section 106" by the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.  See:

Leslie Barras Letter to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (addresses historic properties and avigation easement issues in Audubon Park, similar to issues to be faced by neighborhoods surrounding Bowman Field. See: Barras Letter 09-21-12 ​

Floyd-Breckinridge Cemetery:  Giant oaks and the gravesites of two of Louisville's most prominent early families are in the area LRAA has identified to be studied for removing obstructions to aviation at Bowman Field.  (Click here for history of 
John Floyd, excerpted from a story by Bob Hill)  
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