Legal Advertising – Public Notices 11-23-2022

 

THE WILKINS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC HEARING

The Wilkins Township Board of Commissioners shall hold a public hearing beginning at 6:30 PM on Monday, December 12, 2022 at the Municipal Building, 110 Peffer Road, Turtle Creek, PA 15145 for the purpose of hearing public comments on the proposed condemnation and demolition of the following properties:

Physical Address: Lot/Block No.: 909 Stevendale Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15221 372-R-202

606 Brown Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145 373-D-195

 

 

 

OFFICIAL NOTICE

BOROUGH OF THORNBURG

PROPOSED BUDGET

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget detailing expenditures from revenue sources for the year 2023 has been prepared by the Council of the Borough of Thornburg. The proposed budget may be

reviewed and/or full copy may be obtained by contacting the

undersigned at 545 Hamilton Road, Borough of Thornburg, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205 or

thornburg.secretary@gmail.com.

Written or oral arguments concerning the proposed budget will be

received by Council at its regular meeting to be held on December 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM. It is intended that a final budget will be adopted by Council at said meeting.

Dorothy Falk

Borough Secretary/Treasurer

Borough of Thornburg

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

November 23, 2022

City of Pittsburgh – Office of Management and Budget

414 Grant Street

Room 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-255-2211

This notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittsburgh.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS (1) – RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION (RAD) PROGRAM PROJECT

On or about Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the City of Pittsburgh will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release Federal funds under the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD) under the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended and/ or The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-55 and/or H-2019-09 PIH-201923 (HA) for New Pennley Place, located at 5601 Penn Avenue (Main

address) and 108, 116, 124,132, 204, 210, 216, 222 North Negley Avenue, and 5611, 5616, 5620, 5621, 5630, 5631, 5640, and 5641 Broad Street in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.

New Pennley Place Phase I (AMP PA-01-64) is a 102-unit existing property comprising thirty-eight (38) low income public housing units, thirty-eight (38) Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) units, and 26 unrestricted market rate units. The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB; the Developer and Owner of New Pennley Place Phase I) and the Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh (HACP) intend to convert all thirty-eight (38) low income public housing units to Project Based Voucher (PBV) units under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Upon conversion to RAD, these 38 units will utilize Small Area Fair Market Rents.

This proposed RAD conversion is part of a larger resyndication effort, which will include New Pennley Place Phase II. New Pennley Place Phase II, also owned by TCB, is an existing contiguous property, comprising thirty-four (34) units and does not include any public housing units. The combined total of the two phases equals 136 units. TCB plans to combine New Pennley Place Phases I and II under one owner entity, and the RAD conversion will occur simultaneously with a resyndication closing in order to rehab these properties. By combining these two properties, TCB and HACP hope to achieve an economy of scale in both development and construction-related costs and in operational costs on an ongoing basis enabling the two properties to leverage more debt in order to afford the much-needed improvements. In order to support the combined project HACP will also provide five (5) non-RAD PBV’s in what is currently the Phase II portion of the development.

Immediately following the conversion to RAD, the units will undergo moderate rehabilitation to include, but may not be limited to:

– Kitchen cabinets and countertops upgrade

– Kitchen appliances repair or replacement (if not recently replaced)

– Bathroom cabinets, tub/shower, toilet, hardware upgrade

– Painting, flooring, lighting, plumbing fixtures upgrade

– Removal of carpets

– Roof repair or replacement (if not already replaced)

– Furnace repair or replacement (if not recently replaced)

– Water heater repair or replacement (if not recently replaced)

As part of the financing, which includes equity from acquisition credits, the two properties will be sold to a new owner entity controlled by TCB.

Project financing will likely include, but will not be limited t o, 4% Low

Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Tax Exempt Bond debt along with assumed debt including HACP Moving to Work (MTW) funds currently in the amount of $8,761,908, and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) funds in an estimated amount of $2,574,341 of a subordinate soft loan. A portion of the existing debt from the projects’ original financing will be

forgiven. The permanent loan would most likely be a balance sheet loan from a bank, a Fannie/ Freddie loan, or a first mortgage from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. FHA or HUD insured debt is not anticipated at this time. HACP will use Moving to Work funds (MTW) for all HACP-related transactional and legal fees in the estimated amount of $100,000.00. The total cost of the project is approximately $25,559,958.00 USD.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (2) – RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION (RAD) PROGRAM PROJECT

The City of Pittsburgh has determined that the project will hav e no

significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review either electronically or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by U.S. mail to City of Pittsburgh, Office of Management and Budget, 414 Grant St, City County Building Room 501, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or by email to Whitney.Finnstrom@pittsburghpa.gov.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written

comments on the ERR to:

Whitney Finnstrom

City of Pittsburgh,

414 Grant Street, Room 501

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 255-2211

OR

Whitney.Finnstrom@pittsburghpa.gov

All comments received by Thursday, December 8, 2022 will be considered by the City of Pittsburgh prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice (Request for Release of Funds 1 or Finding of No Significant Impact 2) they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Pittsburgh certifies to HUD that Ed Gainey in his capacity as Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to use development funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Pittsburgh certification for a period of fifteen (15) days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Pittsburgh; (b) the City of Pittsburgh has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the HUD Field Office of Public Housing in Pittsburgh at PittsburghPIH.ER@hud.gov regarding the Section 8 PBV funds and Moving to Work (MTW) funds, or to the HUD Field Office of Community Planning and Development in Pittsburgh at Phillip.E.McKeough@hud.gov / (412) 644-5846 regarding HUD HOME funds.

Potential objectors should contact the HUD Field Office of Public Housing in Pittsburgh via email or Community Planning and Development in Pittsburgh via email or phone as given above to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ed Gainey

Mayor

City of Pittsburgh

 

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