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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Notice of Explanation of Project Located in a 100-Year Floodplain

The City of Little Rock has determined that there is not a practical alternative to locating the proposed FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project for the installation of a modular community safe room at the Ottenheimer Therapeutic Recreation Center (7201 Dahlia) in a floodplain.  The improvements must be located in the floodplain because the majority of the Ottenheimer Therapeutic Recreation Center site is within a floodplain. The modular safe room will be installed at least 2 feet above the base flood elevation and to the 500-year event, so will not be subject to flooding during a 100-year (base flood) event.

Alternatives considered: No action. This would mean no safe room would be located at the Ottenheimer Therapeutic Recreation Center and those community members using the site (or otherwise nearby) would have no protection from tornadoes or severe weather.

The proposed project conforms to applicable state and local floodplain protection standards; and will not affect the floodplain.

Further information regarding the implementation and monitoring of the proposed action can be obtained from Matt Burks, City of Little Rock Emergency Management Administrator at 501-569-4130. A map of the area is available at www.msc.fema.gov or http://capdd.org/index.php/news-and-events.html.

By publication of this Notice, the City of Little Rock is inviting any final comments prior to undertaking the proposed action in a flood plain.  

All comments must be addressed to Amanda Adaire, Program Manager, Central Arkansas Planning and Development District at amanda.adaire@capdd.org or PO Box 300, Lonoke, AR 72086 or 501-676-2721 no later than June 10, 2018.


The City of Little Rock complies with all civil rights provisions of federal laws and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The City of Little Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, income status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political opinions or affiliation, in admission or access to and treatment in the City’s programs and activities, as well as the city’s hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the City’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Caran Curry, Title VI Coordinator, 500 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-371-4583, or the following e-mail address: ccurry@littlerock.gov. This notice is available from the Title VI Coordinator in large print or recording. Free language assistance for those with Limited English Proficiency is available upon request.

La ciudad de Little Rock cumple con todas las disposiciones de derechos civiles de los estatutos federales y autoridades relacionadas que prohíben la discriminación en programas y actividades que reciben asistencia financiera federal. La ciudad de Little Rock no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, credo, religión, sexo, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, estado de ingresos, estado civil, orientación sexual, identidad de género, información genética, las opiniones políticas o afiliación, en la admisión o acceso y tratamiento en los programas y actividades de la ciudad, así como de contratación de empleados de la ciudad. Las quejas de supuesta discriminación y consultas sobre la política antidiscriminatoria de la ciudad pueden ser dirigidas a Caran Curry, Coordinador del Título VI, 500 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-371-4583, o en la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico: ccurry@littlerock.gov.