Thursday, June 13, 2024

Davis Thayer Building Reuse Advisory Committee seems to reach consensus on land lease, keeping building (audio)

FM #1235 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1235 in the series. 

This session shares the audio for the Davis Thayer Building Reuse Advisory Subcmte meeting held on Monday, June 10, 2024. The meeting was conducted in the Council Chambers. 

They had not met this year awaiting the receipt of Expression of Interests in the building/property. Five were confirmed received by the due date, May 31. 

After much discussion including hearing briefly from 3 of the 5 who happened to be present, the committee reached consensus on keeping the building intact, exploring a lease arrangement for the land, liking the mixed use proposals that may include housing.


The recording runs about 1 hour and 35 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link ->


The Franklin TV video is available for replay ->

The agenda and links to the proposals and appraisal:

1. Property Appraisal Review

a. Real Property Appraisal Report, Shepherd Associates, LLC - May 1, 2024

2. Expressions of Interest

a. Matthew Zajac

b. Dean College

c. Pennrose, LLC

d. HFA and TMC Properties

e. Camford Property Group, Inc.

My notes in one PDF file ->


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Davis-Thayer Building Reuse Advisory Committee has 5 Expressions of Interest to consider - June 10 at 7 PM

Davis Thayer Building Reuse Advisory Committee has 5 Expressions of Interest to consider - June 10 at 7 PM

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