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Fort Union Trading Post Seeks Comments on Expanded Park Housing/Utilities Plan

 


Fort Union is soliciting comments on the Expanded Park Housing/Utilities Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA documents the results of this plan and the potential environmental impacts associated with the preferred alternative. The comment period runs through Jan. 11, 2016.

The purpose for the Expanded Housing/Utilities Plan is to address critical shortage of employee housing that meets current NPS housing standards; increase the housing capacity of the park to adequate number of bedrooms as identified by the Housing Needs Assessment; upgrade the existing wastewater treatment system as the sewer utilities are operating at or beyond design capacities; and ancillary infrastructure requirements, to provide utility connections to proposed housing units, and provide effluent connect to proposed drain field site.

“This plan analyzes two action alternatives” said park superintendent Andy Banta. “The proposed alternatives focus on the immediate need for housing park employees.”

For more information, and for an on-line copy of the EA, visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fous_expanded_housing_plan. Comments can be submitted via that website or they can be mailed to Superintendent; Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site; 1550 ND Highway 1804; Williston, ND 58801. Printed copies of the EA are available for review at the park visitor center.

 

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