Cultural Resources Survey for Two Proposed 230-kV Electrical Towers near First Street and Ash Avenue, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Scott Kwiatkowski

Year: 1998

Summary

At the request of the Salt River Project (SRP), Archaeological Research Services, Inc. (ARS), completed a Class III cultural resources survey at two small parcels that are the planned locations of two 230-kV power poles in downtown Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona. SRP plans to lease these parcels from their current landowners/administrators: the Union Pacific Railroad, the City of Tempe, and the Arizona State Land Department. The state land part of the survey was completed under the authority of Arizona State Museum Permit No. 98-13BL.

An archaeological literature review and site file check indicated that the only significant cultural resource in the vicinity of the two subject parcels is the Salt River Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge, which is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Field work identified no archaeological sites, features, or isolated artifact occurrences within either parcel, although it was noted that a small part of the approach for the Salt River Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge occurs in the parcel for proposed Pole 57a. Since it is ARS's understanding that neither the Salt River Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge or its approach will be directly affected by this planned undertaking, cultural resources clearance is recommended for approval by the appropriate entities. It is noted that the planned replacement of the existing electrical towers should actually improve the visual integrity of the bridge since the new power poles occupy less space and should thus have less of a visual impact on it.

This file includes related correspondence.

Cite this Record

Cultural Resources Survey for Two Proposed 230-kV Electrical Towers near First Street and Ash Avenue, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona, 96. Scott Kwiatkowski. Archaeological Research Services, Inc., Project Report ,98. Tempe, AZ: Archaeological Research Services, Inc. 1998 ( tDAR id: 402746) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8402746

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -111.967; min lat: 33.422 ; max long: -111.928; max lat: 33.452 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Salt River Project Cultural Resource Manager

Contributor(s): Lyle M. Stone; John L. Keane; Serelle E. Laine

Principal Investigator(s): Lyle M. Stone, Dr.

Landowner(s): Union Pacific Railroad Company; City of Tempe; Arizona State Land Department

Sponsor(s): Salt River Project

Permitting Agency(s): Arizona State Museum

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Research Services, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Salt River Project

Record Identifiers

ASLD Right-of-Way Application No.(s): 14-104571

ASM Permit No.(s): 98-13BL

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1998_Kwiatkowski_CulturalResources.pdf 5.79mb Oct 19, 1998 May 3, 2016 2:47:21 PM Confidential
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