U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District Office on July
19, 2003, approved the plan of EB Landworks Inc. of Fayetteville
(the engineering firm planning to build 36 apartments in three buildings
for developer James Mathias) to place dredge and fill material in
0.2 acres of wetland associated with the development of apartment
complexes on 2.46 acres of property west of 1101, 1121 and 1131
South Duncan Ave. in Fayetteville.
According to the survey information presented to the corps, the
project is in the NW 1/4 of section 21, T. 16 N., R. 30 W., Fayetteville,
Washington County, Arkansas.
proposed activity is authorized by Department of the Army Nationwide
Permit (NWP) No. 39, provided that the special conditions therein
To mitigate for impacting 0.20 acres of herbaceous wetlands as a
result of constructing apartment complexes, you shall preserve and
enhance 0.09 acres of existing wetlands and create 0.06 acres of
wetlands for a total of 0.15 acres of wetlands within a constructed
detention basin. The 0.15-acre wetland shall be enhanced with aquatic
vegetation and the installation of wildlife nesting boxes for habitat
Additionally, the stormwater vegetated swale to the west of the
project shall be enhanced by dressing the swale with onsite hydric
soils and native seed sources. Wildlife habitat around the detention
area and swale shall be enhanced by planting various native trees
and shrub species. The wetland area within the basin and swale may
not be converted to another use, including but not limited to clearing,
spraying with herbicides, filling, leveling, draining, dumping,
construction of any structure or any other activity that would adversely
impact the natural state of the area without obtaining a revision
of the Department of the Army permit. Proposed resource management
activities involving alteration of the mitigation site must have
prior approval from the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers.
You shall implement appropriate erosion control methods during construction
of the apartment complexes and detenton area to prevenet erosion
into adjacent waters and property. In order to prevent the accumulation
of silt or sediment in the existing wetlands, silt fences or other
appropriate erosion or siltation controls shall be used during construction.
You should become familiar with the conditions and maintain a copy
of the permit at the worksite for ready reference. If changes are
proposed in the design or location of the facilities, you should
submit revised plans to this office for approval before construction
of the change begins.
Please refer to NWP Condition No. 3, which stipulates that appropriate
erosion and siltation controls be used during construction and all
exposed soil be permanently stabilized. Erosion control measures
must be implemented during and after construction of the proposed
project to comply with this permit condition."
Planning, Environmental and Regulatory Division
U.S. Corps of Engineers