Plymouth: Officials look at options, from mothballing to residential, for old town buildings

The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority and the 1820 Courthouse Consortium heard a report last night from CBT Architects, the group commissioned to present options for reuse of the old courthouse and the Commissioners Building.

Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority Laura Schaefer talked about some of the choices under review.

“They range anywhere from mothballing, while we develop a best, best use to temporarily renovating the building just to meet code—basic rehab—to a long term use, either for a town hall or a visitors center, or class A office space, or even residential if that seems to make it work.”

So what’s the next step?

“The next step is for us to look at all of this and give CBT our comments—ask them to bring back to us the actual operating pro-formas on options that look best.”

The group will then use that information as the basis of a report to be discussed with the Board of Selectmen, and other town officials and distributed to the general public.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.