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Dedham Officials Review Rustcraft Road Property for Potential Municipal Use

The 190,000-square-foot building is being evaluated by the town for its potential use as a town hall, police station and senior center.

Officials in Dedham walked through a massive 190,000-square-foot building on Rustcraft Road Wednesday to evaluate whether the property would be a good fit for several municipal offices in town.

The property, at 150 Rustcraft Road in Dedham, is owned by the Davis Companies which bought the site in February at auction.

According to Town Administrator Bill Keegan, Davis Companies is willing to work with Dedham to either lease or sell the building to the town.

He said they had looked at the potential use of the building in the past but the previous owner was not interested.

Keegan said the building has enough space to house town hall, the police station, a senior center and possibly the Department of Public Works all under one roof.

“There are at least two or three others that we looked at that had a similar type of approach but this one has probably the most space of any of them that I’ve seen,” he said. “This one is available to us so we can at least explore the option.”

domenic stagno April 12, 2013 at 03:40 PM
I am hoping that Davis will sell this complex at a very low price as a favor to the town of Dedham. I don't think the town should lease the property! Hopefully if Mr Davis is willing to help the town and takes a loss he can take a tax deduction. The town can then consider naming this complex after Mr Davis for his philanthropy!!! I am hoping that this plan works and that we can finally settle the issue of a senior center. I am hoping that our new senior center will be an intergenerational cooperation. We don't just need to house them we need a senior center that has young and old involved. We spend a lot of money educating our youth and it is never enough. We have many senior people who could tutor our young on many school subjects and about life in general. Let our Dedham senior center be a National Model!!!

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