Release of Final Environmental Impact Assessment
Athletic Complex Buildings
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
DFD Project #15J1P

The State of Wisconsin Department of Administration Division of Facilities Development (DFD) has retained Ayres Associates on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the planning, design, and construction of a new Athletic Ground Maintenance Building, new Baseball Press Box/Concessions Building, and renovation and construction of additions to the Athletic Services Building (supporting football and training services) and Baseball Services Building at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) campus. The EIA will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and UWSA guidelines (Board of Regents' Resolution 2508, November 6, 1981). The purpose of the EIA is to assess potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments.

A copy of the Final EIA Report can be downloaded by clicking DFD 151JP – FEIA Athletic Complex Buildings.pdf.

EIA Process

Scoping Letter

A Scoping Letter to solicit input on potential environmental impacts of the project was sent to selected parties and agencies on May 5, 2016. A copy of the Scoping Letter is included in Appendix A. Comments were not received during the scoping process. The project distribution list used for the Scoping Letter and this Draft EIA document are included in Appendix A.

Draft EIA

The Draft EIA was made available on June 15, 2016, for a 15-day public review period. Copies of this Draft EIA were available at the Andersen Library and the Irvin L Young Memorial Library, and online on this website.

All comments on the Draft EIA report were required to be received no later than 6:00 p.m., June 30, 2016, for incorporation into the Final EIA document. Comments were required to be submitted in writing by the public meeting date, verbalized during the public meeting, or sent to the address below:

Ben Peotter, PE
Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718

Draft EIA Public Meeting and Comments

A Draft EIA public meeting was conducted on June 30, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room in the Visitors Center located at 826 West Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190, on the UW-Whitewater campus. The meeting was open to the public and was attended by representatives of the design team, UW-Whitewater, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period were to be included in the Final EIA report. No public participants were present at the meeting nor were comments received during this open comment period. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provided comments of "no concerns" verbally on July 5, 2016 which were compiled in a phone record and added to Appendix B. The meeting was publicized in the state newspaper of record (Wisconsin State Journal) and the local newspaper (Whitewater Register). Refer to Appendix B for the Draft EIA Public Notice, meeting presentation, and comments.

The release of this Final EIA and Decision of no required Environmental Impact Statement Concludes the WEPA process.

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