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Vessel Yard Residence, Duluth Vessel Yard, Duluth, Minnesota

Posted: 9/23/2015

Expiration date: 10/26/2015


The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District (USACE) is considering several alternatives regarding the Vessel Yard Residence located at the Duluth Vessel Yard, Duluth, Minnesota, which is a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) property.  This notice is provided as required by 36 CFR 800.2 d (2)-Protection of Historic Properties and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).  A document describing the proposed project can be obtained for review online at the following link or a paper copy can be provided upon request: http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/EnvironmentalServices/EnvironmentalPublicNotices.aspx

The Residence is located at 829 Minnesota Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota.  The Residence is a two story structure constructed by the USACE at its present location in 1941.  The Residence previously served as a residence for the Duluth Vessel Yardmaster, allowing the Yardmaster to live at the Duluth Vessel Yard year round.  As the Residence is no longer used as a residence for the Yardmaster, the USACE has attempted to find another purpose for the building with limited success.  The USACE is considering the following 6 alternatives regarding the future of the Residence: 1) Utilize Residence for USACE personnel, 2) Lease to another party for use after rehabilitation by USACE, 3) Lease to another party for rehabilitation and use, 4) Donate or sell the Residence and land to another party, 5) Demolition, and 6) No action.

Comments on the proposed project must be made before the close of the public review period, which is 30 days from the date of this notice; otherwise it will be assumed you have no comment.  Please direct your comments to Mr. Charles Uhlarik at Department of the Army, Detroit District, Corps of Engineers, Planning Office, Environmental Analysis Branch, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226-2550.  All comments received will be considered by the USACE.  The USACE, through consultation with the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will make a final determination on what alternative is to be selected.