Plymouth has about 800 acres of land that has potential for development. In an effort to attract more commercial development the town’s Industrial/Commercial/Office Land Study Committee evaluated this land to determine just how marketable it is. The Committee presented their findings to Selectmen this week.
Planning Board Chairman Marc Garrett co-chaired the Land Study Committee. He describes what the group worked for two years to accomplish:
“It’s an evaluation process by which you look at sites, you rank them quantitatively to establish how good a site they are, or the cost to bring them up to a point where they’re good sites for zoning changes—whether that investment be public or private.”
In addition, the evaluation plan ranks good sites by proximity to an expressway, town water and sewer availability, and if current zoning applies to potential development.
The Board is in support of the plan and the implementation strategies and has extended the life of the committee for another year.