Developer withdraws plans to expand industrial park

By Matthew Bernat | Sep 13, 2017
These plans, which would have added two buildings to Wareham's industrial park, were withdrawn by the developer recently.

A Wareham developer has withdrawn a proposal that would have expanded the town’s industrial park with the addition of two, new buildings.

Dennis McCarthy had sought to extend Patterson Brook Road, located in the West Wareham industrial park off Cranberry Highway, by 250 feet. The extension would have accommodated a proposed 43,200 square foot building and a 50,400 square foot building. The larger building would have been designed to house six tenants and the smaller four tenants.

The Planning Board was scheduled to discuss the plans on Sept. 11 at a continued public hearing. At the start of the meeting, Chair George Barrett announced that the plans had been withdrawn.

It’s unclear at this time if the proposal will be resubmitted or if it was withdrawn completely. The developer was unavailable for comment.

According to McCarthy, the buildings would have been used mostly as warehouse space for light manufacturing and machine shops with some office space.

Comments (7)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Sep 14, 2017 10:20

Did the excessive scrutiny chase them away? Is the developer "taking his ball and going to play elsewhere?" A neighboring town's industrial park will likely welcome them with open arms. Seems to me that Wareham could have used the taxes generated and employment opportunities created by these two new buildings.

 

Why do they make it so hard?  It was proposed to go in an industrial park.  Out of sight, out of mind, not next to my house, not next to any house.  Let it go.  That's what industrial parks are for.

 

 

 



Posted by: Peaches0409 | Sep 14, 2017 11:26

About a month ago the restrictions on this land were lifted. Apparently the Box Turtles have found a new home......insert sarcastic eye roll.

Without restrictions you can bet that in no time there will be a new plan.



Posted by: felinesmom | Sep 14, 2017 12:57

The way I understood all this was that this is an 8 acre parcel and with the box turtle restriction, construction could only take place on about 2 acres.  Now that the 8 acres have opened up,  the original ideas that were floated (4-5 buildings) will most likely come back.  I have to ask if  there is enough demand for industrial space.  Lots of "space available" signs around town.



Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Sep 14, 2017 13:44

Those facts are all quite valid.  I read the previous article a couple weeks ago.  Without digging back, I recall they were given a hard time about the appearance and subjective unsightliness of a loading dock. Its a commercial building in an industrial park...not Burgess Point.  Let them put the loading dock wherever it needs to go...for crying out loud.



Posted by: WWareham resident | Sep 15, 2017 12:48

WBTS, very good point. I'm not sure if anyone has noticed the new building across from Walmart on Tobey Rd, we'll the loading dock is in plain sight driving past the construction site.

I will never understand why they make it so difficult for anything but 40B housing.



Posted by: WWareham resident | Sep 15, 2017 12:48

WBTS, very good point. I'm not sure if anyone has noticed the new building across from Walmart on Tobey Rd, we'll the loading dock is in plain sight driving past the construction site.

I will never understand why they make it so difficult for anything but 40B housing.



Posted by: WWareham resident | Sep 15, 2017 12:49

WBTS, very good point. I'm not sure if anyone has noticed the new building across from Walmart on Tobey Rd, we'll the loading dock is in plain sight driving past the construction site.

I will never understand why they make it so difficult for anything but 40B housing.



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