Unlikely, if you check the 3D view on Google Maps, there's no door large enough for rail service at any of the three buildings. And that press release is for their cold storage facility that opened last fall. The factory is going in off of Gardner & Tainter (two of the last cobblestone streets in the city, if not THE last two cobblestone streets in Worcester), which is next to CSX's part of the B&A.Probably means they'll be shipping by rail now too, since they're right inside the cold storage wing of P&W Southbridge St. Yard with their co-tenants taking fridge cars on the spur across the street.
As an update, Worcester Business Journal is reporting this project has been approved.Also, WPI is proposing a new 4 story dorm on the site of their graduate student housing at Salisbury Estates (corner of Park Ave & Rumford Ave). Not much for renders (presentation only has this on the cover with no further color renders), but it will be replacing some of the garden style apartments on the property and additional buildings not in the footprint of this building will be coming down as well.
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More in the Site Preparation Plan & the Renderings
Man, that photo brings back memories. Used to work in downtown Worcester back in 2014 / 2015. Spoodles Deli (the blue storefront) was a go-to lunch spot. Loved their sandwiches!Worcester's Krock family is looking to sell a century-plus-old office building at 340 Main St. in Worcester to a New York City developer proposing a $54-million conversion into 312 apartments to take advantage of a shift in demand downtown from office space to residential.www.wbjournal.com
Glad to see this proposal. The building needs to be preserved.
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