Expiration date: 3/30/2017
The City of Newport News proposes to construct a multi-modal transportation center to include an Amtrak train station, parking, access roads and areas, commuter center, stormwater management BMP, and utilities. The purpose of the project is to greater serve the transportation needs of the local community and region, and to allow for future growth of ridership. The project will permanently impact 230 linear feet of perennial stream, approximately 2.14 acres of wetlands, and 1.66 acres of open water. Temporary wetland impacts are estimated at 0.53 acres. To compensate for impacts, the applicant proposes to purchase mitigation bank and stream credits. The Regulatory Branch is evaluating this project pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.