River Run Plymouth
Construction is underway on access roads and infrastructure for the exciting new River Run village in Plymouth. With a $950,000 Massachusetts Opportunity Relocation and Expansion (MORE) Jobs Capital Program, the town of Plymouth recently completed Bourne Road safety improvements. Next up: Construction of River Run Way, the main artery through the village.
In 2004, the A.D. Makepeace Company began working with the Town of Plymouth on plans for a new village off Wareham Road. As those plans have come closer to fruition, the Company has commissioned a fiscal and economic impact assessment which clearly demonstrates that the impact of the village on municipal services and budget is favorable, and far more beneficial to the town than the conventional subdivision allowed as of right.
The pedestrian-friendly village will contain approximately 1,175 homes at a wide range of styles and price points, a full-service YMCA and community center, a village green, a small retail and office component for the convenience of the area, sorely needed assisted living for our elder population, and land allocated for use by the town for a school or other municipal purpose at no cost to taxpayers.
Equally important is the extraordinary land conservation opportunity this development provides. Plymouth’s innovative Transfer of Development Rights Bylaw enables the Company to place permanent conservation restrictions on some 1,600 acres of land, including valuable habitat and pristine forest. From an ecological perspective, the proximity of this conservation land, which represents more than two thirds of the project site, to other protected property is important. Combined, the result is 20,000 acres of nearly contiguous land in an area that environmentalists have long seen worthy of protection.
The new village will include up to 90,000 square feet of commercial space on 400 acres of an overall project site of 1,320 acres and will be constructed over approximately 12 years. The village is designed to maximize the preservation of open space by concentrating development through higher densities than those permitted under by-right zoning. The project will provide its own water and wastewater systems, as well as solid waste collection.