Cultural Resources

Every project has the potential to involve cultural resources. Guided by both local interest and state and federal law, cultural resource activities are of a diverse nature ranging from historic structures surveys to archaeological projects to public involvement.

While some cultural resource projects are implemented due to public interest, the vast majority occur due to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which is the federal law governing cultural resource activities. Under Section 106, cultural resources are a key element of compliance-based work and can be triggered by a wide array of factors, including funding and permitting at either a state or federal level. In addition, many counties, cities, and municipalities have their own preservation laws, ordinances, and regulations which have similar jurisdiction to those of Section 106.

JMT provides all these necessary services on a local, regional, state, and national level, including:

  • Section 106 coordination
  • Section 4(f) evaluations
  • Historic structures surveys
  • National Register determinations of eligibility
  • National Register nominations
  • State Register nominations
  • National Historic Landmark nominations
  • Determination of Effects reports
  • Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
  • Section 106 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Section 106 Programmatic Agreements (PA)
  • Phase I and II Archaeology surveys and reports
  • Phase III Archaeological data recovery projects
  • Alternative archaeological studies
  • Public involvement
  • Consulting party coordination
  • Mitigation products (including brochures, booklets, signs, plans, and exhibits)
  • Historic American Building Surveys (HABS)
  • Historic American Engineering Records (HAER)
  • Historic American Landscape Surveys (HALS)
  • Local historic preservation ordinances
  • Design guidelines for historic districts and local governments
  • Rehabilitation Tax Investment Credit (RITC) programs
  • FCC 620/621 forms
  • Viewshed analyses



Oregon Ave Interceptor Sewer Replacement


Washington, D.C.

Long-distance, trenchless micro-tunneling highlighted this sewer interceptor replacement project in the District of Columbia.

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H Street – Benning Road Streetcar

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Washington, D.C.

JMT was the lead civil/site engineering firm for the revival of streetcar service in Washington, DC.

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Nationwide Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Produce Safety Rule

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JMT helped the U.S. FDA satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as the agency generated its first-ever Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Proposed Rule for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce.

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Queen Lane Apartments


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

JMT provided Section 106 coordination services and public involvement support for a redevelopment project involving the potential for disruption of a centuries-old cemetery.

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Brighton Dam Underwater Inspection and Sonar Imaging

JMT completed a full underwater inspection and measured silt levels at a Maryland dam.

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Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

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Historic Building Data Augmentation and Analysis

Through GIS mapping, JMT is cataloging a large number of historic buildings in Washington, DC.

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Violet Bank Historic District Architectural and Historical Services

A nomination for the National Register of Historic Places was completed for a historic district in Virginia.

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