The City of Dartmouth will see additional than 16 acres of recently protected land following the Decide on Board assigned land encompassing 179 Jordan Road to the Dartmouth Natural Assets Have faith in at a assembly on Sept. 13.

The land was limited for agricultural use beneath Chapter 61A, which meant it was taxed at a decreased price. When the proprietors of Chapter 61A land program to offer that home, the town has the suitable to purchase the land or assign its solution to buy to a nonprofit conservation team.

In this case, the residence will be managed by the Dartmouth All-natural Methods Have faith in.

DNRT Government Director Dexter Mead mentioned his nonprofit is “ready, ready and equipped to accept this assignment.”

He observed that the Jordan Highway home has all-around 6.5 acres of woodland property selected for uncommon species and “has the very best soils for agriculture.”

Mead included that far more than 50% of the home abuts other protected land and is surrounded by other homes protected by the DNRT, Buzzards Bay Coalition, and Trustees of Reservation.

“It’s a excellent residence to preserve,” he claimed.

Because a 3rd party will manage the land, City Counsel Anthony Savastano observed that 70% of the parcel bought must be utilised for chapter 61 uses. Chapter 61 refers to land currently being forested, 61A refers to land categorised less than agricultural use and 61B refers to land labeled as leisure use.

Any additions to the property, Mead mentioned, would be limited to 1 acre of the land.

“We strategy on a single good deal on the assets — one residence,” he famous. “We really do not system on building 30% of the home.”

Subsequent the land assignment, town officials thanked the land believe in for staying willing to oversee the house.

“DNRT has demonstrated about the previous a number of yrs a quite very well-balanced solution to preserving land in city,” Pick Board Chair Shawn McDonald claimed. “I completely rely on Dexter, his personnel, and the board of the DNRT to do the right detail.”