New Residents Move into Former NAS South Weymouth
After years of delays, construction at SouthField, the reuse project at the former Naval Air Station South Weymouth outside of Boston, is under way and the first residents have moved in.
Ten tenants have moved into an apartment complex and 24 residents have moved into single-family homes in the project’s first neighborhood, SouthField Highlands, reported the Boston Globe. Two more apartment buildings in the neighborhood are scheduled to be completed by August. Across from the apartment complex, workers are tearing down an aircraft hangar, one of the most visible reminders of the site’s past.
LNR Property Corp., the project’s master developer, and the South Shore Tri-Town Development Corp., the local redevelopment authority, clearly are excited.
“I’m ecstatic,” Kevin Donovan, CEO of the reuse authority, told the paper. “It’s a testament to the whole reuse plan, and shows that when everyone works together, things can really happen.”