A few weeks back I saw some workers on the second floor of 33 Central. Looked liked contractors checking the place out. Could this be the Buyer we keep hearing about? Fingers crossed! 14 Central is still moving forward with RCG. If both of these things happen we'll have 20-30 new residential units. This is fantastic progress.
33 Central would complete the puzzle of the odd-numbered side of Central Square. Next target will need to be that Mayo Group eyesore next to Turbine and then Central Square will be complete. We will get our Downtown built, even if we have to do it kicking and screaming and by dragging land and building owners back to the tables they deserted long ago.
The DTL residents, businesses and artists are bringing people to DTL. We need to show these visitors that DTL is not an afterthought. Yes, that means YOU TOO - building owners. You are in this game too, whether you still want to be or not.
Jim Cowdell and the EDIC need to keep the pressure on the Owners of the Hawthorne. This parcel is ripe for development. Supreme To Go, Cal's News, and 47 Central are blighted by this eyesore. The family should be completely ashamed of themselves. Letting it go since 2003 when SO MUCH DEVELOPMENT was going on from 2004-2008. It just doesn't make sense. Then to learn they actually had an offer on the place in 2008 (according to the Item). Then to learn they had a development plan in place and did NOTHING but sit on it. How long do we wait! They are holding hostage that square and once developed we can finally link Central Square to the gigantic lot on Andrew Street left vacant by the recent fire.
The re-development of the boarded up 33 Central and the taking of the old eyesore, Hawthorne's Restaurant are opportunities to continue the momentum we all are experiencing in Downtown Lynn.
Get behind the EDIC and our Councilors and we can keep moving forward. Get in the way and you're going to be pushed aside.