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Pickett Park

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Just drive by.

Tell me if this looks like what is pictured above or as described in the link?


Starting to remind me of Polar Park





Comments

Anonymous said…
"Scheduled to open in 2021" great job hitting that deadline. I don't even know if this is being built anymore or is delayed by a couple of years just like everything else around the ballpark.

In other news, if it's not a glitch on their website, the FLL flight from Jetblue will be using the restyled A320 aircraft instead of the E190 starting July 9th (around there), looks like it'll be used for July and August then go back to the E190 in September.
wormtown said…
You do remember there was a once in a lifetime pandemic? There were lockdowns and supply chain issues. Remember?
Common Sense said…
Was this park included in the cost of the stadium or are we going to be another $2 million in debt?
Anonymous said…
It looks better than the parking lot that was there BUT it is not what was promised. I just reread a Nick Kotsopolous article which the describes retail containers for "start up businesses owned and operated by underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. " I guess these underrepresented and disadvantaged communities are going to have to wait a little while longer. As to the comment about the pandemic, why wasn't there a problem building the new Table Talk building or the other housing projects in the City which started after this. Typical City project and excuses.
Anonymous said…
The City should have spent the extra money on the outside of the building because the blue metal is cheesy. It is like going into a house that has peeling paint. It may be beautiful and clean inside but you will always remember the peeling paint. The City should have thought more long term because first impressions are important. They probably had to cut costs because the project was over budget but they cut it from the wrong area.
Common Sense said…
Did we ever find out who's paying for the police details? Last Thursday I saw two cops sitting in their parked cars facing away from the stadium. Both patrolman were on their cell phones. I wonder if one of the cops was the one that made $308,000 last year? I'd rather have them patrol the seedy areas of town.
Anonymous said…
There was a ground breaking at the Mt Carmel site and I think the City forgot to give the spokesperson his talking points. He forgot to mention he is building the apartments because of Polar Park.
wormtown said…
The same people commenting here would have vehemently opposed the Centrum too. Sad
Anonymous said…
Wormtown, we wouldn’t oppose anything. It’s just annoying how the Woosox stadium ultimately had so much potential and was suppose to have so much with it by now but the only thing built other than the stadium itself is the parking garage. What was promised what cut down practically in half. Plus, the stadium does not look good with the metal, you would think being the most expensive minor league stadium would not look like a metal box and actually look like what it was suppose too. What it was suppose to look like is worth the $180,000,000+ dollars, not metal that has to be painted every couple of years and is claimed to look like Higgin’s Armory (because that old metal box looks amazing in 1950’s standard or whenever it was built). At least with the centrum, events are being held there that are making money and has 2 tenants that make the centrum in use year round and has NCAA regional tournaments there every 3-5 years. It could even have national tournaments there for the NCAA tournament as well, the only reason it doesn’t is because Worcester doesn’t have a 500 room hotel in the city. From someone I know that works with getting events to the New England area like the winter classic, frozen four nationals in Boston, possibly the World Cup at Gillette, and other events and told me that it’s what stopping Worcester from hosting larger events. I will mention this, the AC hotel in downtown worcester was probably the most beneficial hotel that was put in Worcester because of all the meeting space they have there as well as hotel rooms. It’s the main hotel the NCAA uses when they have their tournaments here. Hilton Garden Inn as well was a great fit because they host all the visiting teams that play the Woosox, Railers, and Pirates. I believe they’re the host hotel as well for the Senior League Softball World Series Regional in Worcester in July. Without the centrum, Worcester would have less hotels, make less money, and not host other events, proms, graduations, as well and be charged by the Woosox to use our own stadium.
Common Sense said…
I think the Centrum (DCU Center/ Convention Center) has lost money for the last 15 years. It really did nothing to improve the area. Most of the businesses right behind the arena ended up going under (Legal Seafood, Firehouse Cafe, several nightclubs). Not to mention that the Galleria and Fashion Outlet malls across the street went under too.
Anonymous said…
People are commenting because of the information vacuum of the City. The ballpark was suppose to be revenue neutral, then it was going to make millions of dollars than radio silence, no updates etc. Then we hear of delays and downsized projects and the silence continues. When a comment is made about the logical assumption that this will in fact cost the taxpayers there is a deflection to parking lots with weeds or the Centrum and not the underlying issue that the ball park is going to cost the taxpayers money and we are going to solve this problem by getting the WooSox to pay taxes.
Anonymous said…
I drove by recently and I don't recall seeing any trees.