900 Church St
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Why do I need to apply for a DOE?
A Determination of Effect is required by federal law under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). This section was included in the NHPA to protect hsitoric sites from government projects, such as highways, that could destroy neighborhoods and communities through eminent domain.
Section 106 states that federal agencies need to take into account the effect of all their projects on designated historic or potentially historic properties. This means that any project that uses any amount of federa funding is reviewed by a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and, in Lynchburg, a Certified Local Government (CLG) to ensure that the project does not have an adverse effect on historic properties. This application will be reviewed by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the City of Lynchburg (your respective SPHO and CLG).
As you are going through the application, please reach out to Community Development with any questions. The DOE may take up to 30 days for tribal review and an additional 30 days for DHR review. Failure to provide sufficient material may prolong this time period or may result in a required resubmittal.
Applicant is the (select one):
Nature of request:
Is the purpose of this project to provide low-to-moderate income housing?
Is the property 50 years old or more?
NOTE: If your property is more than 50 years old, contact the Secretary to the Historical Preservation Commission before ordering your materials to discuss whether your property is a historic property, is eligible to be a historic property, or affects other historic properties
Provide all bulleted materials for the respective nature of request (rehabilitation, demolition, new construction):
The above owner authorizes the entry onto his/her property by the Planning Division Staff during the normal discharge of their duties in regard to the above application.
Signature of applicant:
Date of signature:
No impact: No work is being performed on the building at this time. This means leaving the original features as they are without change.
Repair: Restoring the original features to what they once were, using the same type of materials.
In-kind replacement: In the same style as what is original to the building. For example, replacing a damaged staircase with an identical wooden one would be in-kind. Replacing with wrought-iron metal would be a modification.
Modification: A change in an element of the building, such as replacing an original asphalt-shingle roof with a standing-seam metal one.
Department of Interior's Standards: Refers to the Department of Interior's Standards, found at https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards.htm
Does the proposed treatment meet the Department of Interior's Standards?
Exterior cladding impact:
Porch roof impact:
Porch ceiling impact:
Porch floor impact:
Porch posts impact:
Porch railing impact:
Porch steps impact:
Porch other (describe)
Porch other impact:
Other impacts to site (e.g., parking)
Other site work impact:
Door/window trim impact:
Baseboard trim impact:
Mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.)
Mechanical systems impact:
Paving (sidewalks, parking, etc)