An environmental assessment of the rehabilitation of Yosemite National Park’s Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings is now available for public review and comment through May 16, according to park officials.
The assessment addresses the more than 90-year-old buildings’ rehabilitation needs while attempting to retain the historic integrity of the structures, according to a press release. The assessment lists four alternative options.
The park’s preferred alternative would rehabilitate the gallery complex using architectural and structural design meant to balance improvement of the building and the retention of historic integrity, the news release stated.
“To implement comprehensive seismic and structural strengthening and energy efficiencies, this alternative would preserve and repair certain historic materials and elements where feasible, and replace others in kind,” the release stated.
The other alternatives included in the assessment focus on conservation, the buildings’ performance or no action at all.
A copy of the assessment is available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/AnselAdamsEA. The preferred way for submitting comments, according to the news release, is through the park’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment method on the webpage.
Printed and CD copies of the plan are available in limited number upon request by emailing YOSE_Planning@nps.gov. Comments may be submitted via mail if postmarked by May 16 to: Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Ansel Adams EA, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389.