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Cultural Resources Survey for the Beck Branch Bank Stabilization Project, City of Richardson, Collin County, Texas
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 proposed Beck Branch Bank stabilization project. The proposed project pertains to the stabilization of a portion of the Beck Branch channel within Woods Park, located north of Springbranch Drive between Shiloh Road and Telecom Parkway, in the City of Richardson, Collin County, Texas. As the project will require compliance with a Section 404 of the Clean Water Act through the use of a 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, as the City of Richardson is a political subdivision of the State of Texas, the project is subject to the provisions of the Antiquities Code of Texas (ACT).
The goal of this survey was to locate cultural resources that could be adversely affected by the proposed development, and to provide an evaluation of the eligibility potential of each identified resource for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or for designation as a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL). This cultural resources survey was conducted by Project Archeologist Anne Gibson and Archeological Field Technician Trey Lyon on 21 May 2019. All work conformed to 13 Texas Administrative Code 26, which outlines the regulations for implementing the ACT, and was conducted under Antiquities Permit No. 8911.
During the survey, no cultural resources were encountered within the APE. No artifacts were collected as part of this survey. All project-related records and field data will be temporarily stored at the IES McKinney office and permanently curated at the Center for Archeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio. No further cultural resources investigation or evaluation of the APE is recommended. However, if any cultural resources are encountered during construction, the operators should stop construction activities in the vicinity of the inadvertent discovery, and immediately contact the project cultural resources consultant to initiate coordination with the USACE and Texas Historical Commission (THC) prior to resuming construction activities.
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