NAO-2018-00476 (Carter Farm Development, Chesterfield, Virginia)

Published March 21, 2023
Expiration date: 4/20/2023

March 21, 2023


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

Mr. Jonathan Ridout
800 Hethwood Boulevard
Blacksburg, VA 24060

WATERWAY AND LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED WORK:  The project is located on tributaries of Dry Creek and Swift Creek, at 15501 Harpers Mill Parkway, in Chesterfield County, Virginia. A vicinity map is attached.

LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE: 37.3875, -77.6824

PROPOSED PROJECT:  The applicant proposes to construct the first phase of a residential subdivision known as Carter Farm and will include an apartment complex, interior access roads (including the extension of Harpers Mill Parkway to Winterpock Road), utility connections and associated infrastructure impacting 0.72 acres of palustrine forested wetlands, 0.08 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands and 349 linear feet of stream channel.    

PROJECT PURPOSE AND NEED:  The applicant’s stated purpose is to provide residential housing in a growing area of Chesterfield County, Virginia.

AUTHORITY: Permits for the work in waters, including 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 NHPA 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 NHPA, the Corps 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.  The Corps is requesting comments 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 Corps identified historic properties within the Corps permit area. A cultural resources survey was conducted on the project site and a report prepared: “Phase 1 Cultural Resources Investigation of Carter Farm APE, dated October 2022, by Thunderbird Archeology and a Visual Effects Analysis of Carter Farm, dated December 2022 by Thunderbird Archeology. The cultural resources survey and report are a reasonable and good faith effort to identify historic properties.  The survey identified one architectural site, Fuqua Farm (020-0337), a 19th century farmhouse.  The project site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmark Register.

ADVERSE EFFECT DETERMINATION:  In consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office, and in consideration of views concerning effects provided by consulting parties, the Corps applied the criteria of adverse effect to historic properties within the permit area.  The Corps determined that the proposed federal action would result in an adverse effect on Fuqua Farm.  The Corps 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 Corps, the 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 NHPA. 

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), 9100 Arboretum Parkway, Suite 235, Richmond, Virginia, 23236 and should be received by the close of business on April 20, 2023.

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 Ms. Julie S. Hamilton at (804) 436-4725 or by email at

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