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New Lock at the Soo to co-host virtual town hall

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
Published Jan. 21, 2021
The highlighted area shows the proposed location for a 50-foot by 120-foot temporary office space in Canal Park on the Soo Locks property in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The proposed one-story structure will house Corps employees overseeing the New Lock at the Soo project construction. Project officials say it will have an attractive, semi-permanent look, unlike a typical construction site.

The highlighted area shows the proposed location for a 50-foot by 120-foot temporary office space in Canal Park on the Soo Locks property in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The proposed one-story structure will house Corps employees overseeing the New Lock at the Soo project construction. Project officials say it will have an attractive, semi-permanent look, unlike a typical construction site.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and city officials here will co-host a virtual town hall noon, January 25, 2021, to provide additional information and address community’s questions and concerns regarding placement of a temporary project office in Canal Park. 

To participate in the virtual town hall, join the zoom meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87065852272?pwd=WDRKOURjck1HN3hyMDZiZWtUdkVOQT09

Meeting ID: 870 6585 2272

Passcode: 889905

Or dial in at: +1 (646-558)-8656

Meeting ID: 870 6585 2272#

Passcode: 889905#

The USACE, Detroit District released a public notice December 13, 2020, pursuant to Section 106 of 54 U.S.C. Subtitle III, National Historic Preservation Act, inviting concerns and comments regarding a proposed Memorandum of Agreement with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office to erect a structure to provide office space necessary for the Integrated Project Office, New Lock at the Soo to execute and oversee construction at the Soo Locks Complex.

The comment period ended January 13 and USACE will address common concerns expressed by interested agencies, public groups, and citizens. About 106 comments and concerns were received via the email address provided and on the district’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/USACEDetroitDistrict.

The city of Sault Ste. Marie held a public City Commission meeting January 4 where community and commissioner concerns were addressed regarding the temporary structure.

A Frequently Asked Questions sheet is also posted on the Detroit District website at https://go.usa.gov/xAf8f and Facebook page.

To find more information on the Soo Locks, visit the Detroit District Website: www.lre.usace.army.mil.

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Contact
Carrie Fox
906-259-2841
Carrie.D.Fox@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-004