Weymouth: MWRA Gives Blessing for SouthField Water Supply

By John Penny

SouthField Discovery District Plan

SouthField developer Lstar presented the Weymouth Town Council with ambitious new plans Monday night for the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station – as well a long awaited plan to get water to the site.

Preliminary plans for SouthField include a town center district with a hockey rink, hotel and conference center, mixed use residential and commercial and a 10,000 seat sports stadium.

There’s also a discovery district for bio-tech firms and a neighborhood district.

The plan will require huge amounts of water, which hasn’t been available.

But now the Mass Water Resource Authority has issued a letter of endorsement to provide the water supply, which is a huge step forward.

SouthField could then sell excess water capacity to surrounding towns, to help pay off the developer’s investment in building a 7 mile long water pipeline from Braintree to Weymouth.

Lstar President Kyle Corkum addressed the issue and said, “The MWRA will wholesale the water to us and we get to resell it to other communities, and there are a lot of communities in …read more

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