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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:30 am | Updated: 3:44 am, Fri May 10, 2013.

MANSFIELD - The developer who planned to turn the vacant Lowney chocolate factory into apartments is halting his attempts to rehabilitate the building.

Joseph Mulkern of Mulkern Mechanical, whose efforts to rezone the property were rejected by town meeting voters Tuesday night, said he's no longer pursuing the project. Mulkern said his agreement with the building's owners was dependent on moving forward with plans to position the property for re-use.

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3 comments:

  • charlieboy posted at 10:20 am on Thu, May 9, 2013.

    charlieboy Posts: 321

    Who are the critics who attacked the plan to make it residential apartments? They want the former chocolate factory to be used for business. Really? Can you uninformed critics give us a list of companies that are dying to relocate to MA? What company would want to locate in a loony liberal state that has environment rules/regulations up the wazoo, has high utility rates. Has high tax rates. Has high insurance rates. Has all kinds of license fees. Is NOT a right -to-work state. And is controlled by liberal Dems who are generally anti business and pro welfare. Do you need more reasons why any business person would not want move/expand in MA? Also, how many people in MA can read or speak ENGLISH?

     
  • GaryJohnson posted at 8:21 am on Thu, May 9, 2013.

    GaryJohnson Posts: 3624

    To further prove this, read "Teen Beat: City police form new detective post to deal with juvenlines" in this very edition of this paper.

    The article discusses JUST this problem.

     
  • GaryJohnson posted at 8:19 am on Thu, May 9, 2013.

    GaryJohnson Posts: 3624

    Mansfield should take a lesson from other towns in the area. When you have an old large building and you let it sit idle, it begins a process.

    First, the place is a target for vandals. Windows will be broken, which will let in the weather. Then the roof will begin to leak and destroy the inside. One night, when you least expect it, the place will go up in flames.

    Look at Worcester Cold Storage. The Mill in Pawtucket. The Mill in Grafton. The Old Taunton State Hospital. They are just the four I can remember off the top of my head in recent years.

    So WHY, when you have an opportunity to get one re-used you wouldn't take advantage of it is anyone's guess.