Plymouth: State Grant Jump-starts Tear-down of Old Walmart to be Replaced by Residential Development at Cordage Park

Site of Old Wal-Mart in Cordage Park

Former Site of Wal-Mart in Cordage Park in Plymouth


A MassWorks grant awarded to the Town of Plymouth will open up phase one of a long-planned development of 150 residential units on the site of the old Walmart in North Plymouth’s Cordage Park.

Economic Development Director Jessica Casey talks about the significance of the state infrastructure grant:

“For Cordage Park, what it means is a two million dollar state investment that will specifically focus on bringing utilities from Court Street, through the site to the waterfront which will help to unlock the residential component of that site.”

Casey says, as part of the MassWorks award, there’s a private development piece, and that is the construction of residential units on the Walmart site:

“So what people can expect to see is that the Walmart will come down, that 150 units of residential will be built in that spot and that the boulevard will be built out from Court Street to the back of the site.”

In total there are 675 residential units that are permissible through Chapter 40R, which is a state smart growth overlay “… that allows private properties to have an increase in density when it comes to residential.  There are criteria that the property needs to meet to be able to be eligible for Chapter 40R, and in this case Cordage Park is eligible because of the commuter rail station,” said Casey.

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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.