A look at Groton’s unused, town-owned properties

30 May 2023

Economic Development

Amid significant growth in the region and a major housing shortage, the town is looking at how to decide the fate of more than 50 unused town-owned properties that have been vacant for years, while involving community members more.

The town is trying to be deliberate as it weighs future uses. They have created a Property Re-Use Committee and stopped issuing requests for proposals for the properties, even as developers show strong interest.

Electric Boat, planning to hire thousands of new employees over the next two to three years, is a major driver of the demand, along with decades of slow housing construction.

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