The 381± acres of forest located on the South Side of Webster Street (Route 16), with internal woods roads was assembled over a 25 year period from a number of smaller ownerships. The Property includes land owned by 4 additional owners & is being offered as a whole. The Property has been the #1 focus of the Douglas Economic Development Commission and was previously targeted as a large warehouse site for a major retailer & as a site for wind power generation. Owner financing is available and a long term lease would be considered.
381± of forest available for development
Property is surrounded by the 5,500 acre Douglas State Forest, all but 100 acres of which is designated as Reserve lands with no timber harvesting
There are two stretches of frontage along Webster Street (Route 16) as well as Old Douglas Road, which is a non-maintained road
The property is identified on the Douglas Town web site as the highest priority for development
The town of Douglas is willing to consider incentives to encourage compatible development uses
Property has also been designated for expedited permitting through Mass Chapter 43D which caps permitting time at 180 days