NAO-2016-00355 (Unilock - Project Lego, Hanover County, Virginia)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
Published June 3, 2024
Expiration date: 7/3/2024

June 3, 2024

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

Mr. Brian Kallmeyer
Unilock New York, Inc.
51 International Boulevard
Brewster, NY 10509

The project is located on the east side of Washington Highway (Route 1) approximately 0.3 mile north from its intersection with Verdon Road in Hanover County, Virginia.

PROJECT SIZE: 49 acres


LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE: 37.87042, -77.46181

The applicant proposes to construct a manufacturing facility and associated infrastructure.

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.

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.

The Corps identified historic properties within the Corps permit area through a review of the Virginia Cultural Resource Information System (VCRIS). Cultural resources surveys were conducted on the project site and reports prepared: “Phase I Cultural Resources Survey of Unilock Tract, Hanover County”, dated July 2023, by Circa~ Cultural Resource Management, LLC and “Phase II Evaluation of Site 44HN0485 Unilock Tract”, dated December 2023, by Circa~ Cultural Resource Management, LLC. The cultural resources survey and report are a reasonable and good faith effort to identify historic properties. The review identified three (3) architectural sites (042-0123, 042-0399, and 042-0400) the North Anna Battlefield, nineteenth century, the Whitehall site, nineteenth century and the Fox House site, nineteenth century, and five (5) archeological sites (44HN0485, 44HN0486, 44HN0487, 44HN0488, and 44HN0489) early archaic to 19th to 20th century domestic sites.

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 042-0399, 042-0123 and on 44HN0485 as a contributing resource. 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.

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, VA, 23236, and should be received by the close of business on July 3, 2024.

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
Mr. Justin T. Brown at 804-839-0574 or by email