Executive Session WRA: Purchase of Denholm Building

 

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 WRA considering acquisition of Denholm building in downtown Worcester

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Anonymous said…
Lets see which buddy picks this up with tifs and other incentives
Anonymous said…
The Denholm Building is an eyesore and obsolete in terms of being a functional office building. It may also be condos. The WRA may be pursuing another money pit like they did with the ballpark and I would ask who will pay for whatever actions they may take. We don't know because it was discussed in executive session.
A simple solution, to this and the other eyesore on Main St, the WCCA building, find a grant to fix up their facades and learn from your recent mistakes, no corrugated blue steel.
Common Sense said…
I would be interested to know if our City Leaders have plans to work with the state on the future of the old RMV building? I think the Worcester Market Building is next to this property as well.
Common Sense said…
I just read in the T&G that the commercial office market is hot right now. Maybe they can level the Denholm Building and put up a small commercial tower in its place. The bottom level can have retail. It nice to have all these new apartments and restaurants Downtown, but we need more feet on the street to support these businesses. UNUM's decision to vacate their Mercantile Center office tower was a major blow to the economy of Downtown Worcester.
Anonymous said…
I just read the article and the hot market is more of the nature of industrial properties, manufacturing and warehousing, which because of Worcester's central location, great access to an extensive highway network and rail puts the City in a great position for distribution. Read Crowley's comments. If the Commonwealth and the City did not tax businesses to the level that it does AND had an inventory of available land that was not contaminated one could only imagine how much business expansion could occur. Imperial Distributors off 146 and the 2 Amazon developments are perfect examples of what could happen.
Anonymous said…
The article makes you wonder if the parcel across from the ballpark would have been developed without the ballpark,whether it be Amazon, Polar or some other industrial use.
Anonymous said…
An industrial development would have been so much better for the City. A taxpaying business with good paying jobs and the City would not have to spend $175 million on a ballpark.
Common Sense said…
I'm not sure if the City has a plan what to do when the team is not playing there
for 6 months. Basically no business or spinoff for the Canal District for half the year.