NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT SECTION 106 HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
CityBridge is excited to deploy Link5G kiosks to bring advanced connectivity to all New Yorkers. We welcome Consulting Party and the general public’s participation in the historic preservation review process of Link5G kiosks required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the implementing rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is important to note that there are many layers of reviews that are required prior to construction of any of the proposed facilities. There are city permitting reviews as well as federal-level reviews. There are several points where the public may engage in the different review processes. Please note that this webpage is dedicated to the Section 106 Historic Preservation Review process and will not be useful to those that do not have historic preservation concerns relative to the Link5G project.
Roles of the General Public and Consulting Parties
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act encourages inviting the general public, as well as individuals, agencies, organizations or groups with a
demonstrated interest in historic preservation, to assist in the identification of historic properties that may be affected by the proposed project. Additionally,
the public and consulting parties may offer feedback regarding the effect(s) the project may have on historic properties. In their 2004 Nationwide Programmatic
Agreement (NPA), the Federal Communications Commission has provided guidance on the public notification process that must be completed for each project.
In addition to meeting the normal public notification standards and to further facilitate the public engagement process, CityBridge is providing alternative
means for the general public, as well as consulting parties, to provide comments on historic properties that may be adversely affected by the proposed
Link5G sites. We invite you to use the mapping interface provided below to identify project sites that may be of interest to you and to either download the
form provided at the bottom of this page to share those comments, or, if your organization is a consulting party, you have a few additional options for providing
comments - please continue reading below.
To qualify as a Consulting Party, an organization must satisfy a standard set forth in the NPA. They must have a demonstrated legal or economic interest in
a historic property or possess demonstrated expertise or standing as a representative of local or public interest in historic or cultural resources preservation.
An individual also may, but is less likely to, satisfy the NPA standard. To request Consulting Party status, an organization may send an email to
that includes specific information about how the requesting organization meets the NPA standard with respect to the geographic area for which it is requesting
Consulting Party status. Please see the Consulting Party Guide for helpful information regarding the Section 106 review process and how Consulting Parties can
participate in the reviews for the Link5G kiosks.
Consulting Party Guide
Below you will find a link to interactive mapping that will show you the locations of the existing and proposed Link5G sites along with other helpful overlays such
as Historic Property information from the New York State Historic Preservation Office, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission-identified landmarks and districts,
Community Board and Equity District Overlays, and other helpful layers. If you click on a Link5G site, a drop down will provide helpful site information including
the project’s location details, environmental review process status, SHPO and consulting party submission status, etc. Helpful filters have been provided to make
it easier for the public and consulting parties to drill down on sites that they may be interested in.
- NPA FCC Exempt Sites
- Sites that are exempt from SHPO review based on meeting the exclusionary criteria of Section III.E of the 2004 FCC Nationwide Programmatic Agreement
- SHPO Eligible Buildings & Structures
- Signifies a building, structure, object, or above-ground site that the SHPO has inventoried. Expanding this layer will reveal SHPO's prior determination of eligibility for listing on the State or National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and whether the site has already been listed on the NRHP.
- SHPO Eligible Building Districts
- Polygons that signify historic districts that the SHPO has inventoried. Expanding this layer will reveal SHPO's prior determination of eligibility for listing on the State or National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and whether the site has already been listed on the NRHP.
- NRHP-Listed Building Sites & Districts
- Includes buildings, structures, objects, above-ground sites, and districts that are listed on the New York State Register or National Register of Historic Places.
- NYC LPC Individual Landmark Sites
- Signifies building, structure, object or above-ground site that has been designated an individual landmark by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission.
- NYC LPC Historic District
- Signifies areas that have been designated historic districts by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission.
- NYC LPC Individual Landmark Lot Boundaries
- Delineates the property boundaries for resources landmarked by the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission.
- NYC Zoning Districts
- Zoning designations set by the New York City Department of Planning.
- Commercial Overlay Districts
- Areas that have been zoned by New York City as residential with a commercial overlay use.
- Special Purpose Districts
- Districts that have been specially designated by the New York City Department of Planning.
- Community Districts
- Community districts set by the New York City Department of Planning.
- Equity Districts
- Community districts designated in Link NYC Franchise for certain kiosk deployment minimum targets.
- Consulting Parties Area of Interest
- Area of interest for each approved Consulting Party. The outlined areas include a buffer of approximately one block.