Notice of Public Meeting of the National Register Review Board

The Florida National Register Review Board will consider the National Register (NR) nomination for the Chattahoochee Historic District at its next meeting on February 6, 2020, 1:30 p.m., at the R.A. Gray Building, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250. A representative of the State Bureau of Historic Preservation will be present to explain the proposal and to answer questions regarding the nomination process.

The proposed district is roughly bounded on the north by the Georgia state line at Bolivar and Decatur Streets and along East Washington Street south of Florida State Hospital; south boundary along McDonald Avenue; east boundary is South Maple, Chattahoochee, and State Streets; west boundary is Jackson and Pearl Streets and South Morgan Avenue.

A copy of the NR nomination, including a detailed boundary description, list of contributing and non-contributing buildings, and a map of the district, is available upon request from the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, at the above address. Telephone inquiries can be made at (850) 245-6364. Comments on the nomination should be received by the Bureau of Historic Preservation before January 6, 2020.

Listing in the NR, the federal government’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation, results in the following for historic properties:

Consideration in planning for federal, federally licensed, and federally assisted programs: The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation must be given an opportunity to comment on all federally related projects affecting listed properties. For further information, see 36 CFR 800.

Eligibility for federal tax provisions: The Federal Internal Revenue Code encourages preservation of depreciable historic structures by allowing favorable tax treatments for rehabilitation and also provides for charitable contributions for conservation purposes of partial interests in historically important land areas or structures. For further information, see 36 CFR 67.

Consideration of historic values: In the decision by the state or federal government to issue a surface coal mining permit where coal is located. For further information, see 36 CFR 60.2(d).

Eligibility for grants-in-aid: Whenever funds are appropriated by Congress. Contact the State Historic Preservation Office for further information.

Listing of private property on the NR does not prohibit under Federal law or regulation any actions which may otherwise be taken by the property owner with respect to the property.

Owners of private property nominated to the NR may concur in, or object to, the nomination in accord with 36 CFR Part 60. Any owner or partial owner who objects to listing should submit a notarized statement certifying ownership and objection to Alissa Lotane, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Division of Historical Resources, Department of State, at the above address. Each owner or partial owner may register one objection, regardless of how many whole or partial properties in the district are owned by that party. Objections remain on file until the property owner submits a notarized statement certifying ownership and rescinding the original objection. If a majority of private property owners object to the nomination, it will not be listed; however, the State Historic Preservation Officer shall submit the nomination to the Keeper of the NR for a determination of eligibility for inclusion in the NR. If the property is determined eligible but not formally listed, the Advisory Council must still be given an opportunity to comment on federal projects which may affect the district.