Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Nov. 23, 2020
Expiration date: 12/23/2020

November 23, 2020


The District Commander received a joint application for Federal and State permits as described below:

Suffolk Towers, LLC
c/o Jeff Overton
5859 Harbour View Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435

WATERWAY AND LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED WORK:  The project is located at 6808 Harbour View Blvd. Suffolk, Virginia.  A vicinity map is attached.

PROPOSED PROJECT:  The applicant proposes to fill and pipe 1,036 linear feet (0.10 acre) of an existing drainage ditch to construct a mixed-use development of multi-family residential units and office space with attendant roadways, parking and open space.   

PROJECT PURPOSE AND NEED:  Provide residential housing and office space to the Harbour View area in Suffolk, VA.  

AUTHORITY: Permits for the work in waters and wetlands are required pursuant to Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act (Public Law 95-217). The Corps must comply with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. § 306108), 36 CFR Part 800, regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and 33 CFR Part 325, Appendix C, Processing of Department of the Army Permits.

PURPOSE OF PUBLIC NOTICE:  In compliance with regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Norfolk District is soliciting comments on the proposed project from the public; Federal, state, and local agencies and officials; Native American Tribes; and other interested parties.  This public notice provides an opportunity for members of the public to express their views on the undertaking’s effects on historic properties and resolution of adverse effects.  Comments are requested to assist in evaluation of the effects of the project on historic properties and evaluation of alternatives or modifications which could avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse effects on historic properties.

Historic Property Identification:   The Norfolk District, Regulatory Branch identified historic properties within the USACE permit area. The following cultural resource surveys were conducted on the project site and a report prepared:

April 2020:  Site 44SK0407, Suffolk, VA Site Relocation Survey, Prepared by: Thomas Cuthbertson, M.A., RPA and Jeremy Smith, MSc, RPA with Thunderbird Archeology

December 1993: Phase II Archaeological Significance Evaluation of 44SK406 and 44SK407, at the Proposed Bridgeway Commerce Park, Suffolk, VA. Prepared by Bradley McDonald and Nicholas Luccketti with James River Institute for Archaeology, INC.

The cultural resources survey and report are a reasonable and good faith effort to identify historic properties.  The survey identified one archeological site (44SK0407). The site is Domestic from the 19th and 20th Century, DHR Time Period: Antebellum Period, Civil War, Early National Period, Reconstruction and Growth as well as Post Cold War, The New Dominion, World War I to World War II. 

ADVERSE EFFECT DETERMINATION:  In consultation with the SHPO, Tribes and  other consulting parties, the USACE applied the criteria of adverse effect to historic properties within the permit area.  The USACE determines that the proposed federal action would result in an adverse effect on archeological site (44SK0407).  The USACE is consulting further to develop and evaluate alternatives or modifications to the undertaking that could avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects on historic properties.  The US Army Corps of Engineers (Norfolk District), Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the permittee and other consulting parties are proposing to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 

COMMENT PERIOD:  Comments on this project should be in writing and can be sent by either email to, or by regular mail, addressed to the Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers (ATTN:  CENAO-WRR), 803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia  23510-1011, and should be received by the close of business on December 23, 2020.

PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY:  Comments and information, including the identity of the submitter, submitted in response to this Public Notice may be disclosed, reproduced, and distributed at the discretion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Information that is submitted in connection with this Public Notice cannot be maintained as confidential by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Submissions should not include any information that the submitter seeks to preserve as confidential.

If you have any questions about this project or the permit process, contact Brian Denson at 757-201-7792 or by email

Attachments: Vicinity Map, Project Drawings