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1 Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Campus Consolidation Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act 36 C.F.R. Part 800 VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

2 Construction within the VA Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) – Minor construction and projects undertaken by individual facilities Construction and Facilities Management (CFM) – Major construction – Real property Office of Asset Enterprise Management – Enhanced Use Leases VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

3 Project Summary Wade Park Campus – Improvements to existing VA medical campus – New construction of a parking garage, administrative building, and domiciliary Brecksville Campus – TBD Parma Campus – Medical clinic VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

4 Project Timeline NEPA documentation prepared; OHPO contacted – Veterans Development, LLC selected as preferred developer for enhanced use lease – October 2005 Project participants informed of Section 106 requirements – April 2007 Cleveland Landmarks Commission approves demolition of 1533, 1543, and 1547 East Boulevard – 23 August 2007 Cleveland Restoration Society requests Consulting Party status – October 2007 Developer’s consultant contacts OHPO regarding draft MOA and Section 106 summary form – 28 August 2007 VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

5 Developer’s consultant informs developer OHPO is forwarding project to the ACHP – 11 September 2007 Demolition of Magnolia Building – September 2007 CLC and East Boulevard Design Review Board approve design of domiciliary, office building, and garage – October 2007 Stop work order issued to design team – November 2007 Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center informs OHPO of Brecksville project – September 2008 Design team informed to resume project – May 2009 CLC informs developer’s consultant of code violations for Marchand Building – June 2009 VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

6 OHPO response to Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center for Brecksville; OHPO grants conditional approval – July 2009 Documentation submitted to OHPO and conference call with OHPO, VA, and ACHP – January 2010 CLC approves demolition of Blaushau Building and design – January 2010 Louis Stokes Cleveland, VA Medical Center submits letter to ACHP explaining progress of events, documenting no intentional evasion of Section 106 obligations – February 2010 VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

7 Definition of the Undertaking Consolidation of Brecksville and Wade Park campuses Redevelopment of Brecksville campus – Relocation of Brecksville campus services to Wade Park and Parma campuses Expansion of services at Wade Park campus New facility at Parma campus VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

8 Definition of the APE Brecksville Campus

9 ¼ mile radius Viewshed as an appropriate determinant Rolling terrain and tree canopy block view Late-twentieth century development to the south and east; I-77 to the west VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

10 Parma Campus ¼ mile radius Viewshed as an appropriate determinant Late-twentieth century commercial development, primarily consisting of big-box retailers and chain restaurants, along Brookpark Road; mid-twentieth century, single-family residential development to the north, east, and south; mid-twentieth century single- and multi-family residential development to the west; and I-480 to the north VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

11 Definition of the APE Wade Park Campus

12 Wade Park Campus APE ¼ mile radius Viewshed as an appropriate determinant Rolling terrain and tree canopy block view Existing buildings block view Urban environment Natural boundaries, i.e. Rockefeller Park, Wade Park, major thoroughfares (Superior Avenue, Mount Sinai Drive, East 105 th Street) VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

13 Views from Inside the APE Historic Districts inside the APE: Wade Park Rockefeller Park East Boulevard Wade Park-Magnolia VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

14 Views from Inside the APE All views are towards the project VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting View from Asbury Ave. & East 107 th St. View from Rockefeller Park

15 VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting View from Rockefeller ParkView from Ashbury Ave.

16 Views from Outside the APE VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

17 Views from Outside the APE All views are towards the project VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting East 105 th St. & Olivet Ave. Mistletoe Dr. & Magnolia Dr.

18 VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting East 105 th St. & Park LaneCrawford Rd. north of Kenmore Ave.

19 Identification of Historic Properties Brecksville Campus VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

20 Identified Historic Properties within the Recommended APE Two National Register-listed properties within ½ mile of Brecksville campus, but outside the proposed APE Four historic buildings on the VA property which appear to be National Register eligible No other districts, eligible buildings, landscapes, or TCPs identified in the proposed APE; and no archeological concerns, per SHPO consultation letter dated 2 July 2009 VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

21 Identification of Historic Properties Parma Campus VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

22 Identified Historic Properties within the recommended APE No National Register-listed properties within ¼ mile of Parma campus, the proposed APE No other NRHP-eligible structures, districts, or TCPs Archeological resources were not investigated VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

23 Identification of Historic Properties Wade Park Campus VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

24 Wade Park Campus, Historic Properties Identified within the Proposed APE National Register Historic Districts East Boulevard Historic District Rockefeller Park Historic District Wade Park Historic District Wade Park/Magnolia Historic District Local Landmarks and Historic Districts East Boulevard Historic District Eligible Buildings Demolished 1594 East 105 Street East 105 Street 1533 East Street 1543 East Street 1547 East Street VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

25 Assess Possible Adverse Effects Brecksville Campus – May be torn down – May be redeveloped for residential or commercial use – Direct effects to the four National Register-eligible buildings possible – Indirect effects to the nearby two listed structures possible Parma Campus – No direct effects to structures – Archeology VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

26 Wade Park Campus Direct effects – Demolition of three eligible resources (1533, 1543, and 1547 East Boulevard), clearly contributing elements to the East Boulevard Historic District – Demolition of two eligible resources (1594 and East 105 th Street), outside the NRHDs VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

27 Possible indirect effects  Increased construction noise;  light intrusion;  viewshed alteration from National Register Historic Districts  increased traffic and parking in the neighborhood; redevelopment and/or  Demolition/alteration in the National Register Historic Districts, which could include inappropriate alterations to historic properties VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

28 Avoid, Minimize, Mitigate Obviously, VA cannot avoid all possible adverse effects, in particular the direct adverse effects associated with the Wade Park campus Other adverse effects might still be avoided or minimized – Four National Register-eligible buildings in Brecksville? – Traffic studies conducted 2008 recommended signaling and turn-lane improvements to alleviate increased traffic through the neighborhoods – Construction contracts designed to protect adjacent National Register Historic Districts from the vibrations and noise effects of construction vehicles by limiting routes to established truck routes – Light protections taken into account by design VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

29 Mitigation Where avoidance and/or minimization of adverse effects is not possible, VA is seeking ways to mitigate: the direct effects of the demolitions the indirect effects to the NRHPs inside the Wade Park campus APE VA’s ongoing Ohio compliance problems VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

30 Possible Treatment Measures Incorporating building elements into Wade Park campus Completion of building documentation Development of a website on the history of the neighborhoods/buildings Preparation of brochure documenting the neighborhood or building history Creation of history teaching tools for use in local schools Development of virtual tours through use of emerging technologies Section 106 training for all Ohio VA engineers Development of better guidance for VA Medical Center personnel statewide Additional VA Preservation staff PA that will delineate future consultation protocols VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting

31 Contact Info Katy Coyle R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. 309 Jefferson Highway, Suite A New Orleans, LA Phone: Fax: VA / Louis Stokes Cleveland, DVA Medical Center NHPA Section 106 Consultation Meeting


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