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Section 106 Undertakings
NASA Ames Research Center

This page contains documentation about proposed undertakings that are subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Correspondence is primarily between NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the California Office of Historic Preservation. Consultation letters from ARC to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) document requests for the latter to review project initiation plans. Concurrence letters document the SHPO's findings and approvals. Memoranda of agreement letters discuss actions with potential to cause adverse affect to historic properties.
 

INDEX

     + Airfield Outlease
     + Arc Jet Complex Steam Vacuum System Boiler Replacement Project
     + Archaeological Resources
     + Bay View Campus Construction
     + Building 002, Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation
     + Building 003, Rehabilitation
     + Building 019, Rehabilitation of the Second Floor
     + Building 025, Rehabilitation with Core and Shell Improvements
     + Building 045, Heating Project
     + Building 158, Accessibility Improvements and HVAC Upgrades
     + Building 476, Demolition Project
     + Building N206A Roof Access Stair Project
     + Building N255B Substation Modification
     + Building N278 New Construction (Engineering and Missions Operations Facility)
     + Building N288 New Construction (Biosciences Collaborative Facility)
     + California Air National Guard Facilities Relocation and Improvement Projects
     + Clark Road Guard Station Project
     + Defense Fuel Support Point Closure Project
     + Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Project
     + Electrical-telecommunications Infrastructure Construction
     + Fifth Avenue Gate Reopening and Access Improvement Project
     + Fifth Avenue Water Line, Moffett Towers II Project
     + Fiscal Year 2019 Maintenance Projects
     + Fuel Farm Facility Project
     + Golf Club Driving Range Fence Replacement Project
     + Hangar 1 Rehabilitation Project
     + Hangar 2 and 3 Core and Shell Remediation and Rehabilitation
     + Hangar 3 Hazard Remediation Project
     + LTA Trailer Installation Project between Hangars 2 and 3
     + Modular Supercomputing Facility Project
     + Natural Gas Separation Project
     + Navigational Aids, Airfield Lighting, and Signage Replacement Project
     + Parking Lot 3 Bus Charging Station Project
     + Parking Lot 3 Improvements and Temporary Bus Maintenance Facility
     + Programmatic Agreement, Draft
     + US 101 Northbound Off-Ramp at Moffett Boulevard
     + USGS Radio Upgrade Project


 

SUBMITTALS
 

Airfield Outlease (NASA_2013_0417_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to outlease the airfield area and to add the airfield and adjacent Safety Buffer Zone as contributors to the US Naval Air Station Sunnyvale, California Historic District (commonly referred to as the Shenandoah Plaza Historic District).

     + Concurrence letter with additional recommendations, June 6, 2013

     + Summary of the Historic Property Survey Report for the Airfield at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, November 26, 2013

Arc Jet Complex Steam Vacuum System Boiler Replacement Project

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to upgrade the Arc Jet Complex. The project would involve removing existing SVS boiler equipment inside of the complex in Building N234A and constructing a new boiler plant in a new building (N234B).

     + Public invitation to review, November 12, 2015

     + Consultation letter, November 12, 2015

 

 

Archaeological Resources (NASA_2015_0928_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review the 2017 Archaeological Resources Study of NASA Ames Research Center. The document is intended to serve as a baseline study for the future investigation and treatment of archaeological resources at Ames.

     + Cover letter from ARC to the SHPO, February 24, 2017

     + Archaeological Resources Study, February 2017

     + Concurrence letter, June 22, 2017

 

 

Bay View Campus Construction (NASA_2016_0808_001)

In 2008, NASA entered into a long-term Enhanced Use Lease with Planetary Ventures, LLC (effective May 14, 2008) for the Bay View site located at 12000 Shoreline Boulevard, which is situated in the northwest portion of the NASA Ames Research Center.

The proposed undertaking would involve the construction of a Bay View Campus, including an office complex and support facilities on the undeveloped Bay View site. This undertaking will be primarily composed of three domed office buildings of varied heights with the largest set towards the northwest comer of the site.

     + Consultation letter, August 3, 2016

     + Concurrence letter, November 11, 2016, 2016

 

 

Building 002 Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation (NASA_2018_0621_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to seismically retrofit and rehabilitate Building 2 in order to accommodate future use of the building as either a research or recreation facility.

     + Consultation letter, June 19, 2018
          + Consultation letter attachment (Memorandum)
          + Consultation letter attachment (Bldg. 2 Re-Use Guidelines)

     + Consultation letter to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, June 25, 2018

     + Comment letter (ACHP), July 17, 2018

     + Comment letter (SHPO), August 3, 2018

     + Continuing consultation letter, October 15, 2018

     + Comment letter (SHPO), November 15, 2018

     + Concurrence letter (SHPO), August 21, 2019

 

 

Building 003 Rehabilitation (NASA_2019_1024_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to reconfigure and renovate Building 3 to improve and bring the facility to full operational capability.

     + Consultation letter, October 23, 2019
          + Consultation letter attachment (Memorandum)

     + Concurrence letter, November 18, 2019

 

 

Building 019, Rehabilitation of the Second Floor for the United States Geological Services (NASA_2017_0508_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for rehabilitating Building 19 to provide offices and support space for the relocation of the USGS from Menlo Park to Moffett Field.

     + Consultation letter, May 4, 2017
          + Consultation letter attachment (Report)

     + Concurrence letter, June 5, 2017

 

 

Building 025, Rehabilitation with Core and Shell Improvements (NASA_2018_0606_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for rehabilitating Building 25, including seismic strengthening and overall building upgrades.

     + Consultation letter, June 5, 2018
           + Consultation letter attachment (Memorandum)
           + Consultation letter attachment (Building 25 Re-use Guidelines)

     + Concurrence letter, September 26, 2018

 

 

Building 045, Heating Project (NASA_2019_0802_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to install a new underground gas line and gas-powered heating panels and units to heat Building 045.

     + Consultation letter, August 2, 2019
           + Consultation letter attachment (Memorandum)

     + Concurrence letter, September 4, 2019

 

 

Building 158 Accessibility Improvements and HVAC Upgrades (NASA_2018_0306_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to improve the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and to construct accessibility upgrades at the main entrance and in publicly-accessible interior spaces.

     + Consultation letter, February 28, 2018
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Concurrence letter, May 22, 2018

 

 

Building 476 Demolition Project (NASA_2019_0809_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to demolish Building 476 and its associated utilities, and return the site to a safe and level condition.

     + Consultation letter, August 9, 2019
          + Consultation letter attachment (Memorandum)

     + Concurrence letter, September 9, 2019

 

 

Building N206A Roof Access Stair Project (NASA_2018_0531_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to make alterations to stairs in Building N206A, an auxiliary building to the 12-foot Pressure Wind Tunnel. Proposed changes include removing and replacing steps on the roof and extending the stairs to a new landing at the exterior of the building to provide access to an existing opening in the second story.

     + Consultation letter, May 30, 2018

     + Concurrence letter, July 23, 2018

 

 

Building N255B Substation Modification (NASA_2020_0220_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for a project to make substation modifications for PG&E fault currents to Substation N225B, located at the south east corner of the intersection of Parsons Avenue and Hunsaker Road, near the western edge of the NASA Ames property.

     + Consultation letter, February 13, 2020
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Concurrence letter, March 18, 2020

 

 

Building N278 New Construction (NASA_2020_0918_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for a project to build a new Engineering and Missions Operations Facility, Building N278, on the Ames Campus.

     + Consultation letter, September 18, 2020
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Memorandum)

     + Concurrence letter, October 9, 2020

 

 

Building N288 New Construction (NASA_2015_0604_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for a project to build a new Biosciences Collaborative Facility, Building N288, on the Ames Campus.

     + Consultation letter with technical attachment, May 22, 2015

     + Concurrence letter, July 27, 2015

 

 

California Air National Guard Facilities Relocation and Improvement Projects
(Facility Exchange Agreement with Planetary Ventures, USAF_2017_0830_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to construct new permanent facilities at the 129th Rescue Wing Cantonment Area of the Moffett Air National Guard Base at Moffett Federal Airfield. Pursuant to a Facility Exchange Agreement between the California Air National Guard (CANG) and Planetary Ventures, CANG will vacate its temporary use areas inside the Planetary Ventures lease area and the latter will build new facilities and perform associated site improvements. CANG will also build new permanent facilities in the cantonment.

     + Comment letter (SHPO), September 19, 2017.

     + Consultation letter with attachments, October 11, 2017.

     + Consultation letter with attachments, August 25, 2018.

 

 

Clark Road Guard Station Project (NASA_2017_1113_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans about possibly upgrading the existing security checkpoint at Clark Road, which is a primary point of entry into Ames Research Center and the potentially expanded Naval Air Station Sunnyvale Historic District.

     + Consultation letter, November 13, 2017.

     + Concurrence letter, April 12, 2018.

 

 

Defense Fuel Support Point Closure Project (NASA_2016_0425_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to permanently close the Defense Fuel Support Point, a fuel storage and distribution facility at Moffett Federal Airfield.

     + Consultation letter to the SHPO with historic property survey report attachment, April 19, 2016

     + Concurrence Letter, June 30, 2016

 

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Project (NASA_2017_0119_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to install electric vehicle charging stations near the entrance gate to Ames Research Center to provide the Ames community and the general public of the Mountain View and Sunnyvale area the ability to charge electric vehicles using medium voltage direct current. A goal of this project is to encourage widespread EV usage in the area and also promote an environmentally conscious approach to daily life.

     + Consultation letter, January 13, 2017

     + Concurrence letter, March 1, 2017

 

 

Electrical-telecommunications Infrastructure Construction (NASA_2016_1227_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to upgrade the electrical-telecommunications infrastructure at Moffett Federal Airfield. (NASA entered into a long term enhanced use lease with Planetary Ventures regarding the Bay View site and an adaptive reuse lease regarding the Eastside/Airfield. Pursuant to the lease, PV proposes to install new electrical and telecommunications pathways in order to complete the utilities separations requirement.)

     + Consultation letter, February 6, 2017
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Concurrence letter, March 13, 2017

 

 

Fifth Avenue Gate Reopening and Access Improvement Project (NASA_2019_0424_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to reactivate the existing gate and point of entry at Fifth Avenue (5th Avenue) and to make improvements to circulation and security at the site.

     + Technical Memorandum, April 17, 2019

     + Concurrence Letter, May 23, 2019

 

 

Fifth Avenue Water Line, Moffett Towers II Project (NASA_2019_0903_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for a project to tie-in an existing recycled water line from the Moffett Towers II project area to an existing public recycled water line on the east side of the Moffett Federal Airfield property at the intersection of Fifth Avenue (5th Avenue) and the ARC property boundary.

     + Consultation Letter, September 3, 2019
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Concurrence Letter, September 25, 2019

 

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Maintenance Projects (NASA_2020_0413_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for a project to initiate and conduct maintenance activities, including routine maintenance, in-kind equipment replacement, and repairs at or adjacent to sixteen separate historic properties. The properties are: Buildings N215, N220, N221, N226, N227, N200, N238, N243, and N242 on the Ames Research Center campus; and Buildings 015, 017, 020, 023, 025, 005, and the Shenandoah Plaza flagpole at Moffett Federal Airfield.

     + Consultation Letter, April 9, 2020
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Memorandum)

     + Concurrence Letter, May 11, 2020

 

 

Fuel Farm Facility Project (NASA_2019_0918_002)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to construct a new fuel farm facility to increase support for aviation-related activities at Moffett Federal Airfield. Project plans include installation of eight above-ground storage fuel tanks, a prefabricated field office building, and fueling stations with four pumps and canopy shelters in an approximately two-acre portion of the existing East Aircraft Parking Apron.

     + Consultation letter, September 18, 2019

     + Concurrence letter, October 31, 2019

 

 

Golf Club Driving Range Fence Replacement Project (NASA_2018_0926_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to remove the Moffett Field golf club driving range fence and replace it with a taller one.

     + Consultation letter, September 26, 2018

     + Concurrence letter, October 17, 2018

 

 

Hangar 1 Rehabilitation

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to provide consultation on a project to rehabilitate Hangar 1, to be conducted in two phases. Phase I abatement and structural upgrade activities would include removing PCB-and lead-impacted paint coating from the exposed steel elements of the structure. Phase II recladding would involve installing new cladding on the structure, including a metal skin, glazing systems, and a roofing system.

Phase I

     + Consultation letter, December 5, 2019

     + Notification letter to potential historical consulting parties, February 19, 2020

     + Notification letter to potential Native American consulting parties, February 19, 2020

     + Consultation letter, April 13, 2020
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

Phase II

     + Consultation letter, May 19, 2020
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

Phases I and II

     + Presentation for interested parties, June 3, 2020

     + Comment letter, June 5, 2020

     + Concurrence letter, June 22, 2020

 

 

Hangar 3 Hazard Remediaton (NASA_2019_1216_001)

Project name was Hangar 3 Demolition. Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to provide consultation on a project to demolish Hangar 3.

     + Consultation letter, December 13, 2019
     (Note: reference to Figure 2 in the initial sentence is in error, there is only one figure.)

     + Comment letter, January 23, 2020

     + Consultation letter, May 11, 2020
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Comment letter, June 10, 2020

     + Consultation letter, July 14, 2020

     + Comment letter, August 17, 2020

     + Comment letter, August 21, 2020

 

 

Hangar 2 and 3 Core and Shell Remediation and Rehabilitation (NASA_2015_0605_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to provide consultation on a project involving abatement of hazardous materials, strengthening of structural systems, remediation, and rehabilitation of core and shell features, fire and life safety upgrades, systems upgrades, and accessibility upgrades for Hangars 2 and 3, Building 55, and the immediate project area.

     + Concurrence letter, August 27, 2015

 

 

LTA Trailer Installation Project between Hangars 2 and 3 (NASA_2018_0720_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans proposed by Planetary Ventures to install a temporary office trailer for LTA Research and Exploration, LLC to occupy for approximately two years until office space within Hangar 2 is completed.

     + Consultation letter, July 16, 2018
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Concurrence letter, August 9, 2018

 

 

Modular Supercomputing Facility Project (NASA_2017_0516_001)

NASA developed a concept for developing external, expandable, and parallel containerized supercomputing facilities to supplement the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Facility (Building N258) at ARC. Implementation of this concept would improve on the current space, cooling, and power limitations in Building N258's existing computer rooms. The first part of the project proposes to construct the High Speed Computer Container (HSCC) Module, a pilot facility to test the viability of the containerized facilities concept. The second part of the project proposes to construct the infrastructure for multiple modules.

     + Consultation letter for a pilot facility, March 3, 2016

     + Consultation letter and project report, May 8, 2017

     + Project report addendum, Maps

     + Project report addendum, Plans

     + Concurrence letter, June 19, 2017

 

 

Natural Gas Separation Project (NASA_2019_0918_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans to separate natural gas utility systems serving the portions of Moffett Federal Airfield leased by Planetary Ventures from those serving NASA and California Air National Guard.

     + Consultation letter, September 18, 2019

     + Concurrence letter, November 4, 2019

 

 

Navigational Aids, Airfield Lighting, and Signage Replacement Project (NAVAIDS Project, NASA_2017_0605_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans proposed by Planetary Ventures to replace and upgrade the existing navigational aids system, lighting system, and additional features that support the airfield operations of Moffett Federal Airfield.

     + Consultation letter, May 31, 2017

     + Concurrence letter, July 20, 2017

     + Consultation letter, September 12, 2017

     + Consultation letter, October 2, 2017

     + Comment letter (SHPO), November 20, 2017

     + Consultation letter, February 12, 2018

     + Concurrence letter with comments, April 6, 2018

     + Notification letter to potential Native American consulting parties, May 14, 2018

     + Response letter from Native American consulting party, June 6, 2018

     + Consultation letter, July 25, 2018

     + Comment letter (SHPO), September 10, 2018

     + Consultation letter, September 20, 2018

     + Comment letter (ACHP), September 25, 2018

     + Transmission of Memorandum of Agreement, October 19, 2018

     + Notification letter, August 26, 2020

     + Concurrence letter, September 14, 2020

 

 

Parking Lot 3 Bus Charging Station Project (NASA_2019_0828_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans proposed by lease holder Planetary Ventures (PV) to install five new electrical vehicle charging stations at Parking Lot 3 for use by electrical buses that PV plans to introduce to its existing fleet.

     + Consultation letter, August 27, 2019
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Memorandum)

     + Concurrence letter, October 1, 2019

Parking Lot 3 Improvements and Temporary Bus Maintenance Facility (NASA_2016_0531_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans proposed by Planetary Ventures to complete improvements to gravel and paved areas off Macon Road in the vicinity of Hangars 2 and 3 at Moffett Field in order to accommodate bus parking areas, as well as to construct a temporary bus maintenance facility (for three to fifteen years), erect four temporary maintenance tents, and install several shipping containers in the area for on-site storage and office space.

     + Consultation letter, May 25, 2016

     + Memorandum of agreement, May 25, 2016

     + Continued consultation letter, October 18, 2017
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Concurrence letter, December 12, 2017


 

US 101 Northbound Off-Ramp at Moffett Boulevard (NASA_2020_0813_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for a California Department of Transportation project to widen the Northbound U.S. Highway 101 Off-Ramp at Moffett Boulevard.

     + Consultation letter, August 12, 2020

     + Concurrence letter, October 16, 2020


 

USGS Radio Upgrade Project (USGS_2020_0319_001)

Request for the State Historic Preservation Officer to review plans for a project to construct a communications facility within Lot 127C at Ames Research Center.

     + Consultation letter, February 13, 2020
          + Consultation letter attachment (Technical Report)

     + Concurrence letter with recommendation, April 13, 2020

 

 

Draft Programmatic Agreement (NASA_2015_0928_001)

In support of its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, NASA proposed the establishment of a Programmatic Agreement among NASA, the California State Historic Preservation Officer, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The draft agreement outlines the processes by which NASA would fulfill its responsibilities for the typical and repetitive management of facilities, infrastructure, and sites at Ames Research Center.

     + Invitation to the the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to participate as an interested party, April 13, 2017

     + Consultation letter, March 10, 2017

     + Letter regarding the programmatic agreement to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, March 10, 2017

     + Public invitation to review, December 7, 2015

     + Draft Programmatic Agreement for public review, December 7, 2015

     + Consultation letter, March 12, 2019

          + Public invitation to review, March 12, 2019

          + Draft Programmatic Agreement for public review, March 12, 2019

     + Comment letter, September 17, 2019

 

 

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Last Updated: October 2020