English Square Project Now at Residents' Fingertips
Massachusetts (April 2, 2003) - An updated interactive and informational
is now accessible for Holbrook residents and community organizations
to learn about a mixed-use retail, commercial and residential
development proposed for the former Wright/English farm on Union
Street. Dubbed Old English Square, the Project, first announced
last year, will provide Holbrook with a new shopping and residential
village that will revitalize the downtown area and generate a
significant amount of new growth revenue for the Town.
Website was created to provide the community with immediate and
updated information on the project. It will include an area for
residents to communicate with project organizers; will be refreshed
regularly and will be live 24/7 to provide all the necessary project
information. This completely interactive site will provide residents
and others an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the project
and will feature an e-mail address option that allows users to
ask questions or submit comments about the proposed project and
in turn receive responses back from the development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once logged on, users will find considerable information that
will include up-to-date news and relevant news articles, a schedule
of meetings, press releases announcing project milestones, site
plans, a fiscal impact analysis including information on economic
growth and schools, traffic analysis and a complete overview of
to Michael Mullins, Director of Development of the Joseph R. Mullins
Company, the Project's developer, the most valuable aspect of
the Website is that it gives the community a means to both stay
informed and make their voices heard. "This Website is a
comprehensive source of information about the project. This easily
accessible information will encourage discussion," said Mr.
Mullins. "The resulting dialogue and input will help us create
the best possible project for Holbrook. Our goal is to keep the
public informed throughout the development process."
proposed project features a pedestrian-friendly retail village
and residential community. The retail village would include 4
to 6 shops such as movie rental stores, dry cleaners, restaurants
and coffee shops, as well as 5 to 6 small businesses including
law or doctors' offices.
the project would offer 343 one and two-bedroom residential units
and approximately 36,000 square feet retail and commercial space.
On May 19, Holbrook Town Meeting Members will vote on a critical
zoning change that will allow this project to move forward. Holbrook
residents, business owners and other interested parties are encouraged
to view www.oldenglishsquare.com
to learn more about this important project and to offer feedback.