Opinion: Notos is committed to the community

Mar 30, 2021

To the Editor:

On April 10, a special Town Meeting will vote on a rezoning article that positions Wareham to compete successfully in the fierce, post-pandemic contest for job- and revenue-producing economic development.

The article updates the zoning for an assemblage of private land between Glen Charlie Road and Route 25 to allow for commercial development. It is merely a prerequisite to any commercial development of the site, which is now zoned for large-scale residential development, which tends to generate net revenue losses in contrast to commercial development, which typically creates new revenue. Today, the site is home to a gravel pit, junkyard and the remains of a large-scale piggery.

We are a family business that specializes in working with cities and towns to develop successful economic development projects in Southeastern Massachusetts. That’s what we do. Local officials, neighbors and groups with whom we’ve worked will attest to our absolute commitment to our community partners. In one example of our collaborative approach, we removed the Red Brook Wildlife Management Area from the area covered by the proposed Wareham rezoning based on feedback from the community.

Tom O’Connell, Founder and Managing Member of the Notos Group