The project proponent, Global Construction, is proposing to construct a seventy (70) lot single family residential subdivision on approximately 138 acres of land located on the east side of Locust Street in Raynham between Route 24 and Route 495. The proposed subdivision will consist of the construction of approximately 4,965 linear feet of bituminous roadway and associated stormwater management systems and utilities. The subdivision will require a special permit under the Open Space Preservation Bylaw which allows a reduction in zoning dimensional requirements in consideration for providing permanently protected open space and natural landscape features and encourages development which takes into consideration the physical characteristics inherent to the site.
The parcel is comprised of approximately 51 acres of bordering vegetated wetland resources located primarily to the east of the proposed development. The site is located partially within a Zone A as shown on FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map Panel No. 2500610167F with an effective date of July 7, 2009. Refer to Figure 2 – FEMA Flood Map. No work is proposed within this special flood hazard area.
The site is primarily lightly wooded with a large bordering vegetated wetland system located on the eastern portion of the property that extends from a perennial stream (Bassett Brook) as well as few pockets of small isolated vegetated wetlands located across the site.