Huntington Federal Building Project
The project at the Huntington Federal Building included the installation of a new high performance HVAC system, replacement of all windows, and new facade. The U.S. Corps of Engineers provided additional funding to have GSA perform interior renovations: mandatory security upgrades, more efficient floor layouts, and new systems furniture.
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Public participation is part of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which requires Federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties and avoid any unnecessary harm. The goal of Section 106 consultation is to identify historic properties that may be affected by the undertaking, assess the effects of the undertaking on these historic properties, and seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects.
In the case of this project, GSA determined that the project at the Huntington Federal Building would adversely affect the surrounding Downtown Huntington Historic District. A Memorandum of Agreement was established with the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer to resolve the adverse effect. Stipulations in the Memorandum of Agreement include making documents created as mitigation available to the public online. Those documents are posted below.
The Historical American Building Survey (HABS) was established by the National Park Service in 1933 with the purpose of compiling a record of historically and architecturally significant buildings through photographic, written, and graphic documentation.
Below is the HABS Outline Report for the Huntington Federal Building, which is required to be publicly available for five years. For more information, please contact Historic Preservation Specialist Donna Andrews at (215) 446-4570.
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