CONCORD, Mass. – Jackson Woods Investment, LLC, of Rutland, Massachusetts, 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 constructing an 88-lot residential subdivision in Holden, Massachusetts. This work is proposed in non tidal wetlands at an approximately 63.2-acre, undeveloped, forested parcel on Union Street in Holden.
The applicant proposes to construct an 88-lot residential subdivision and appurtenances located off of Union Street. In order to access upland portions of the site for the residential subdivision, two wetland crossings will be constructed. This work involves the discharge of approximately 9,862 square feet of fill within non-tidal wetlands. Total permanent fill in non-tidal wetlands for the proposed project will be approximately 6,492 square feet or 0.16 acre. Approximately 2,920 square feet of temporary fill will be discharged for the grading of the wetlands to direct flow into the culverts and for construction equipment access. Temporary fills will be restored to pre-existing grades and seeded with native vegetation.
The first wetland crossing will permanently fill approximately 2,284 square feet of non-tidal wetlands for the installation of a 60-inch high density polyethylene (HDPE) culvert with a large plunge pool at the inlet and wingwalls at the outlet and will temporarily fill approximately 1,220 square feet of non-tidal wetlands for grading. The second wetland crossing will permanently fill approximately 4,658 square feet for the installation of a 48-inch HDPE culvert with a 10-foot by 6-foot drop inlet structure and 6-foot wide by 30-inch high weir and wingwalls at the outlet. Temporary fills associated with this culvert include approximately 1,700 square feet for construction equipment access.
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 Jackson Woods Investment, 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 Jackson Woods Investment, LLC (file # NAE-2018-00850) should be forwarded no later than March 14, 2019 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Mike Wierbonics), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Mike Wierbonics at 978-318-8723 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.