Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section Addendum Finding of Effect

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) as part of the review of the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section has prepared a Addendum Finding of Effect (FOE) to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulations, as these pertain to federally funded undertakings and their impacts on historic properties, and pursuant to Section 15150 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the Addendum FOE is to assess effects on historic properties in Lancaster, California from engineering refinements made after the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).

The Authority has identified and evaluated additional historic-era architectural properties that could be potentially affected by the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section. Identification and evaluation efforts within the study area resulted in the identification and conclusion that two (2) historic properties, 332 West Lancaster Boulevard and 44847 Trevor Avenue in the city of Lancaster are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The Authority has determined that the project will not alter, directly or indirectly, any of the characteristics of the historic properties that qualify them for inclusion in the NRHP.

Public Notice

Public Meeting

The Authority is hosting a virtual public meeting on June 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. to allow residents and stakeholders to learn more about and comment on the Addendum FOE.

Due to COVID-19, the public meeting will be held online via video/teleconference. Meeting details will be posted on the Authority’s website at: Alternatively, you can call (866) 300-3044 for detailed meeting information.

All requests for reasonable accommodations and/or language services must be submitted 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please contact the public outreach team at (866) 300-3044.

Copies of the Addendum Finding of Effect

The addendum Finding of Effect is available to the public and you can read it here. Hard copies of the Addendum FOE may be requested by calling (866) 300-3044.

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