Public Notice Regarding the Demolition of Building 430 (Red Cross Building) and Associated German POW Stonework at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulation 36 C.F.R. § 800, the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood (USAGFLW) invites the public to comment on the proposed demolition of Building 430, the WWII-era Red Cross Building, and its associated German POW-constructed stonework features.
USAGFLW has explored adaptive reuse and sought to identify a new tenant, however no viable options have been found. A recent analysis of the building found it to be structurally deficient in its current condition. Without an occupant, and with the estimated repair cost exceeding the allowable amount per Army policy, USAGFLW is pursuing demolition. Building 430 is a contributing element to a National Register of Historic Places eligible historic landscape district. Demolition of the building and its associated stonework will result in an adverse effect to the historic property. The adverse effect will be mitigated by carrying out stipulations that will be outlined in a memorandum of agreement to be developed with the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office.
Details of the undertaking can be found in the report located here.
Comments on the undertaking will be accepted for a period of 30 calendar days following the date of this publication. Comments should be addressed to Mr. Kenton Lohraff, Chief, Natural Resources Branch/Cultural Resources Manager at USAGFLW, DPW Environmental Division, 8112 Nebraska Ave. Building 11400, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 65473; phone 573-596-2814; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.