Texas Historical Commission
This report documents the substantive findings and management recommendations of a cultural resources survey conducted by Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (IES) for the Legacy Drive Extension Project in the City of Frisco, Denton County, Texas. The project area or Area of Potential Effects (APE) encompasses approximately 4.8 acres (ac). As the project will require a Section 404 of the Clean Water Act Nationwide Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), portions of the project will be subjected to the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended. Additionally, the City of Frisco is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. Therefore, the project is also subject to the provisions of the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT). All work conformed to 13 Texas Administrative Code 26, which outlines the regulations for implementing the ACT, and was conducted under Antiquities Permit No. 8854.
The goal of this survey was to locate, identify, and document any cultural resources, which included architectural and archeological resources, that could be adversely affected by the proposed development and to evaluate such resources for their potential eligibility for designation as a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) or eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). These investigations consisted of a records review to identify previously conducted cultural resources surveys in the area and the known archeological and architectural resources recorded by those efforts, visual reconnaissance of the project area, and subsurface investigations via systematic shovel test excavation. During the survey, no cultural resources were documented within the 4.8-ac APE.
Based on the results of this survey, no additional evaluation or mitigation is warranted for the project area. It is the recommendation of IES that the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), represented by the Texas Historical Commission (THC), concur with these findings. However, if any cultural resources are encountered during construction, the operators should cease work immediately in that area and contact the project cultural resources consultant to initiate coordination with the THC and USACE prior to resuming any construction activities in the vicinity of the inadvertent discovery. No artifacts were collected during this survey. All field and project-related records will be temporarily stored at the IES McKinney office and permanently curated at the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
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