Plymouth: No bids on old police station

By Bobbi Clark

The old town-owned Plymouth police station, which sits behind the 1820 Court House and the Plymouth County Commissioners’ building on Russell Street, was put out to bid at $400,000, but bidding closed this week with no one placing a bid.

During the Selectmens’ meeting this week Dean Rizzo spoke for the 1820 Courthouse Consortium, and the Redevelopment Authority asking the Board not to sell the property.

“We’re undertaking a preservation and redevelopment plan for the Courthouse and Commissioners’ building and we’re looking at the opportunities of coupling other town-owned properties to do a dynamic mixed-use development that will be the economic engine for the downtown and we thought it was shortsighted to sell that piece now when we’re in the middle of planning for the optional re-use options for those properties,” said Rizzo.

Assistant Town Manager Melissa Arrighi responded to Rizzo’s request, saying, “I think that his request came at an interesting time because receiving no bids yesterday showed us that we would hold off. We will not be looking at going out to bid anytime soon.”

Selectmen meet next Tuesday at 5 p.m., and following that will reconvene at North High School for the forum on nuclear power.

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