In Plymouth this week, Town Manager Melissa Arrighi met with Kelvin Antill, a development partner of Paragon Outlet Malls, at his request. This, in the wake of David Gilvar of Harald, LLC withdrawing—without prejudice—their ZBA application to remove hundreds of thousands of yards of sand and gravel from their property behind Home Depot, stating they would come back with a plan that included the end user, Paragon Malls.
Town Manager Arrighi says Antill made clear his desire to have a presence in town:
“The message he was trying to give to the town is, I want to come to Plymouth. I have read and reviewed thoroughly the environmental report and I have met with the residents and I am going to do everything possible to address everyone of those concerns, so I can come to your town.”
The property’s redesign plan, which will include the removal of the sand and gravel, may exclude the use of environmentally sensitive town-owned land:
“Mr. Antill did talk about how he is going to revisit the whole design of the site. And at this point, although that hasn’t been completed yet, he said that he may or may not end up needing to use town-owned property, so certainly if he doesn’t use the town property, the license agreement that the Selectmen were willing to grant to Mr. Gilvar wouldn’t be necessary to grant to this company.”
The license agreement allows gravel work in Zone II, a designated environmentally sensitive area specified as such to protect the Lout Pond well, a source of the town’s drinking water.