The following information is included in the November newsletter, which will be distributed over the next few days; however, due to the scheduled consulting party meeting on November 13, Village management wanted residents to receive the following information as soon as possible.
I-495/I-270 Managed Lane Study: MDOT SHA is continuing Section 106 consultation on the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Study. Two new documents are available for comment.
The documents are posted at https://sftp1.mdot.state.md.us/ and include:
1. MDOT SHA’s Gap Analysis, that outlines previously evaluated and unevaluated portions of the corridor, the fieldwork evaluation methodology. This version has minor redactions to protect specific archaeological site location information.
2. Draft Suburbanization Context Addendum, that describes historical trends, property types, and significance assessment considerations for properties dating from the 1960-1980 period in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. (MDOT SHA is, in general, using a 1978 cut-off date to evaluate properties that may turn 50 years old during the ultimate course of the project).
3. As a reference only, and at the request of consulting parties, SHE is posting the original 1999 suburbanization context, that the new document supplements (please do not provide comments on this document!).
Please note the username and password to access these documents:
Residents are invited to the next consulting party meeting – Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:00am at MDOT SHA’s District 3 office (9300 Kenilworth Ave, Greenbelt, MD 20770). Prior to the meeting, a call-in number will be provided for those unavailable to join in person (and distributed on the listserv as well as posted on the Village website). At the meeting, SHA will discuss the documents, fieldwork updates, and next steps in Programmatic Agreement development.
Any comments on the documents may be emailed directly to Steve Archer, Cultural Resources Team Leader, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Environmental Planning Division at [email protected] or provided at the consulting party meeting on 11/13. For SHA to fully consider comments and incorporate them into any revisions, comments should be provided no later than Monday, November 19, 2018, close-of-business.