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MVN-2022-00999-CG

CEMVN-RGC
Published Jan. 9, 2023
Expiration date: 1/28/2023

NAME OF APPLICANT:  Lancaster Development, c/o Hydrik Wetlands Consultants, Attn: Mike Henry, 2323 Hwy 190 East, Suite 2, Hammond, LA 70401.      

LOCATION OF WORK:  South of Honey Cut Bayou in Section 9, Township 7 South, Range 2 East, on and west of Highway 3245 (O’Neal Lane) just north of Interstate 12 near Denham Springs, Louisiana within East Baton Rouge Parish, in the Pontchartrain Basin in hydrologic unit (HUC 08070202), as shown on the attached drawings (Latitude 30.446454 N, Longitude -91.010619 W).

CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant has requested Department of the Army authorization to clear, grade, excavate and deposit fill and/or aggregate material to construct and maintain a residential subdivision (Willow Springs Townhome Development) to include 70 townhome buildings (140 units), roadways and sidewalks, greenspaces, utilities, and drainage infrastructure.  Approximately 1,078 cubic yards of concrete will be hauled in and approx. 40,074 cubic yards of earthen material would be excavated on site and redistributed to achieve required grade elevation requirements. The proposed project is situated on an approximately 20-acre tract. A preliminary analysis has determined that the proposed project would directly impact approx. 2.6 acres of wetlands and approx.  0.339 acre of non-wetland waters; however, a wetland delineation verification is currently pending.

MITIGATION: The applicant proposes to avoid additional direct impacts and minimize secondary impacts by avoiding 0.37 acre of wetlands, by limiting all construction, staging, and access to the footprint of the construction areas in the proposed activity, from non-jurisdictional areas or from existing or previously permitted roads and ROWs, by utilizing best management practices for erosion and siltation control during and after the construction phase of the project, and by disposing of all removed fill and vegetation not approved as fill material to an off-site, non-jurisdictional location.

As compensation for unavoidable wetland impacts, the applicant proposes to use a Corps approved mitigation bank within the watershed of impact.

If authorized, the project will receive approval from all appropriate local drainage authorities and sewerage agencies.