The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the City of Norfolk (City) received funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its Tidewater Gardens community in the St. Paul’s Area of Norfolk, VA. The City, acting through NRHA, is assuming environmental responsibility for the St. Paul’s Area Tidewater Gardens Choice Neighborhood Implementation (CNI) project in accordance with regulations on the Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities (24 CFR Part 58).
To comply with its obligations under these regulations, NRHA, in partnership with the City of Norfolk, has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR 1500-1508). The Proposed Action is subject to compliance with NEPA because federal funds would be used for demolition and redevelopment activities.
NRHA, together with the City and other major partners, have developed a plan to address the impacts of poverty and implement real change within the extended St. Paul’s Area of the City. This EA has been prepared to identify potential environmental effects and to provide agencies and the public the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed project.