Special to The Express
Late in 2018, Plympton voters approved the acquisition of a large, beautiful parcel of conservation land on Prospect Road, not far from the Middleboro town line. Recognized by the state as one of the most environmentally important natural areas remaining on the South Shore, this land might well have been destroyed in a sand and gravel operation had it not been acquired by the town. The property is extensive and covers 160 acres of forested upland, wetlands, and cranberry bogs.
In order to finance the acquisition of the property, the Plympton Open Space Committee led a creative effort that involved the use of Community Preservation Act funds, personal donations, fund raising efforts, and the issuance of a short-term municipal bond. The Open Space Committee made a commitment to voters to retire the bond as quickly as possible by selling several house lots with frontage along Prospect Road.
These lots are now on the market. Each of the three lots available for sale by the Town are approximately 1.5 acres in size, and have already been approved for both septic and wells. The lots are beautifully wooded with mature white pine, red and white oak, and American holly. All three of the lots have water views overlooking a reservoir (associated with the former cranberry operation) and of course are contiguous with Plympton’s newest conservation area – Two Brooks Preserve. The Preserve will afford the new residents hiking, bird watching, and overall enjoyment of nature just outside their doorsteps.
Interested parties can submit bids for one or more of these lots to the Town of Plympton. (A public bid process is required for the sale of Town-owned property under state regulations.) Required forms and instructions are available at Plympton’s website, which is town.plympton.ma.us.
Alternatively, paper copies of the bid forms and instructions may be obtained at the Treasurer’s Office at the Plympton Town House, 5 Palmer Road, in Historic Plympton Village. The Town House is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
All bids must be received at the Treasurer’s Office at the Plympton Town House no later than 12 noon, April 7, 2020.