Thursday, May 9, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE NORTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Proposed demolition in Rocky Mount & New Regional Readiness Center (RRC)

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
May 9, 2024


The North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG) is soliciting public review and comment from interested Consulting Parties for the proposed Undertaking to demolish structures on property owned by the North Carolina National Guard in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and construction and operation of a new Regional Readiness Center (RRC). The property was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) for its association with the East Carolina Industrial Training School and the architectural elements of the buildings (ref. 36 CFR 60.4). This work is considered an adverse effect and under 36 CFR 800.2 d(2), Protection of Historic Properties and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. NCARNG has consulted with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer (NC SHPO), pursuant to 36 CFR Part 800, Section 106 of the NHPA. To mitigate adverse effects NCARNG is currently working with the NC SHPO in the development of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The purpose of the MOA is to help identify how actions that will have an adverse effect in relation to historic resource will be resolved to the benefit of all parties and stakeholders. The MOA will identify cultural resource management obligations triggered by NCARNG development activities.

The purpose of the Proposed Undertaking is to provide a consolidated, centralized, modern, highly efficient support facility, improving the efficiency of operations and alleviate overcrowding of NCARNG units in the current primary training facilities within the northeastern portion of the State of North Carolina. The project would be designed to promote unit readiness and mission preparedness by providing sufficiently sized and adequate facilities to allow the NCARNG to meet training, administrative, and logistical requirements to fulfill its state and federal missions.

The request for mitigation comment and public input for will be available from 8 MAY 2024:

Comments for consideration by the NCARNG must be provided in writing within 30 days, no later 

than 9 JUNE 2024 to:

Mr. Matthew E Prybylski,

Lead Consultant, Historic

Preservation WSP USA

Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

11003 Bluegrass Parkway, 690

Commonwealth Center

Louisville, Kentucky 40299

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Ms. Monica Calhoun at (984) 664-6283 or via e-mail at

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