EMC: Roadwork done by end of summer; Dell merger approved today

Southborough Wicked Local reports that EMC Corp will finish work on its construction project at the Southborough and Westborough border this fall. But it apparently refers just to the roadwork.

In the article, an EMC rep states that buildings aren’t planned for “this phase” of the project. No indication is given as to when new buildings might be planned. Meanwhile, it mentions that several buildings had been torn down.

Since EMC is one of the Town’s biggest tax payers, I wondered about the project impact. Especially since a merger was approved today between EMC and Dell. It’s likely long term plans for new construction in town are written in pencil at this point.

Building Commissioner Mark Robidoux confirmed that EMC received demolition permits for 360 and 374 Turnpike Road in March. Those buildings have been torn down.

2016 Property Record Cards through the Assessors office valued the buildings at a combined $1.6 million beyond the land value. That still leaves EMC owned buildings at 21 & 32 Coslin Drive. (And perhaps improved infrastructure will raise area land values enough to make up for the loss to tax rolls.)

Back in 2008-2009, EMC pursued infrastructure changes for a 10 building office park. Four buildings would be on the Southborough side of the border. Not long after approval was received, the plan seemed to be on hold due to changes in the economy. According to SWL’s article, EMC began construction at the site about a year ago.

To read SWL’s full article, click here.

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