The removal of the Crosby Valve Building went pretty much on schedule and the property off Kendrick St. is now an open grass field. Owned by Tyco Flow Control, the facility was closed when the company moved its operations to Mansfield. Late last year the company began to disassemble the building.
Today, the building is gone and the company plans to put the finishing touches on some cosmetic landscaping and complete required soil and groundwater testing. "In order to make the area more pleasing for the surrounding community, we will be planting shade trees in locations," says Clem Foye, plant engineering & environmental manager for Tyco. "We will also install a permanent fence around the perimeter of the property once the grass is better established and the trees are planted."
The company plans to sell the property but, as of now, it's not officially on the market. There are still tests that need to be done to prepare the land for sale. "Tyco, through its consultant, will be performing further soil and groundwater testing in compliance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan requirements," Foye says.
Town officials are hopeful the land will be sold to a developer. As reported in December, The Wrentham Planning Department and Economic Development Committee, have sent representatives to meetings with Tyco. Tyco officials say the property won't be ready for sale until sometime in 2013 after approvals by local and state agencies.
To learn more about the removal of the building read, "Final Days for Crosby Valve".