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IDEXX Real Estate Holdings, LLC seeks Corps of Engineers permit for construction in Westbrook

Published March 27, 2018


CONCORD, Mass. – IDEXX Real Estate Holdings, LLC is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with proposed construction at 1 IDEXX Drive in Westbrook, Maine. The work is proposed in an unnamed wetlands at 1 IDEXX Drive in Westbrook.


Proposed work involves placing permanent fill in 2.9 acres of wetland to construct an addition to the existing Synergy Center located on the IDEXX property, as well as associated parking improvements to be located on the adjacent CMP transmission corridor property.  Proposed work will consist of the construction of a building addition, several new parking lots, trails, stormwater management features, and associated site improvements.


The proposed work will take place on two parcels. Work associated with the building addition is proposed on a parcel owned by IDEXX that is approximately 53.3 acres in size. Work associated with the new parking lots is proposed on an abutting property owned by Central Maine Power (CMP) Company that is approximately 17.2 acres in size. The existing site contains buildings, parking lots, freshwater wetlands, and a stream tributary to Clark Brook.


The purpose of the proposed building addition is to provide the necessary office space for approximately 600 new employees. The proposed parking lots will serve to provide the necessary parking for new employees and also includes additional parking spaces to account for the parking spaces that will be displaced by the building addition.


The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U.S. waters, including wetlands. The public notice, with more specifics on the work proposed by IDEXX Real Estate Holdings, LLC, can be viewed on the Corps website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.


Public comments on this work proposed by IDEXX Real Estate Holdings, LLC (file # NAE-2018-00176) should be forwarded no later than April 26, 2018 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Rodney Howe), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Rodney Howe at 978-318-8496 or 207-623-8367 Ext. 5 or by email to: rodney.a.howe@usace.army.mil.


Tim Dugan

Release no. 18-026