2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 08:25:49 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: South Weymouth Naval Air Station (MA) sale price
[It appears that the downturn in the housing market has undermined a number of planned developments at closed or closing military bases. Has anyone tried to form a systematic policy response, or are these all being addressed on a site-by-site basis? - LS]

Agency wants Navy to cut price on land
Original deal was for $43.6 million

By Casey Ross
Boston Globe
June 16, 2009

The cash-strapped agency overseeing redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station wants the US Navy to cut its sale price on 900 acres of land so it can afford to proceed with one of the state's largest building projects.

South Shore Tri-Town Corp., a joint venture of Abington, Rockland, and Weymouth, had previously agreed to buy the massive parcel for $43.6 million, but has been unable to obtain the financing to close on the purchase.

Now Tri-Town is instead preparing a request to reevaluate the value of the land, a move to lower the price in the context of the slumping real estate market.


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