Draft Environmental Assessment, Desire Street Ministries: Desire Street Ministries Multi-Purpose Building Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana (September 2013)

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Draft Environmental Assessment, Desire Street Ministries: Desire Street Ministries Multi-Purpose Building Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana (September 2013) --- High winds, flooding and storm surge from Hurricane Katrina severely damaged Desire Street Ministries’ (DSM) multi-purpose facility located at 3600 Desire Parkway in New Orleans, Louisiana, 70126, Latitude 29.995680, Longitude -90.032824 (Figures 1-3). The multi-purpose facility was built in 2000 as a one-story, 34,616 SF, steel-framed structure, containing several classrooms, offices, a commercial kitchen, and a gymnasium (Figure 4). The primary function of the facility was for educational purposes, serving as a private non-profit school with approximately one-hundred-ninety-five (195) students. The facility was also used for afterschool programs, youth sporting events, and religious activities. The facility was demolished in December 2011 and, today, only the applicant’s duplex structure, the slab foundation of the demolished building, and an approximately 1700 SF parking lot occupy the site. FEMA’s PA Program determined that the facility was damaged to an extent that it is eligible for replacement costs. In accordance with 44 CFR § 206.203(d)(2), DSM has requested an Alternate Project. In lieu of replacing the educational function of the damaged facility, DSM has proposed to construct a community wellness center facility that would provide dental and other needed medical services to local residents. This Draft Environmental Assessment has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.
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