Plymouth Rubber neighbor strongly supports project


Dear Editor:

As someone who lives about 200 feet from the Plymouth Rubber site, I strongly support the proposed redevelopment plan.

Frankly, the site is an eyesore that has long needed to be cleaned up and redeveloped. But beyond that, I support the project because of the open space it offers and the additional tax revenue it would bring into Canton.

Also, nine acres of open space, which amounts to one-quarter of the site, is a considerable and generous amount for a private development. You just don’t see that amount of acreage set aside when a shopping mall comes to town. This is land where kids can play and dogs can run. There will be waterfront access and public walking trails. This open space, plus the renovation of the historic Paul Revere rolling mill — which would be donated to the town at the developer’s expense — makes for a development that fits the character and charm of Canton.

Furthermore, this project will also bring in considerable tax revenue estimated at $1.25 million per year, which would reduce the tax burden for all Canton taxpayers. At the very least, our taxes won’t increase as quickly as they would have without this project.

I will be voting “yes” for this project at the May 11 special town meeting and strongly encourage my fellow Canton citizens to join me in showing their support by approving articles 1-7.


Henry T. Viens III

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