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Because both Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky., are considered historically significant, the project has approached carefully issues relating to historic resources in both communities. All of downtown Madison is on the National Historic Register. In 2006, the city was designated a National Historic Landmark District, meaning it is officially recognized by the U.S. government for its historical significance. In 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Madison one of a “Dozen Distinguished Destinations” in America.
Milton, Ky., founded in 1789, is one of the oldest towns in the Commonwealth and has two designated historic districts: the Third Street District and Hunter’s Bottom District.
The Final Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is a legal document that lists mitigations that will help offset any adverse effects on historic resources. Section 106 consulting parties worked with the project team to refine these measures.
The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 contains a section that requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of projects on properties listed or eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is called “Section 106.” Section 106 does not require the preservation of such properties, but it does require that their historic significance and value be considered.Read More..