As part of its mission to care for Bolton’s natural resources and preserve its character, the Bolton Conservation Trust bought the abandoned Smith garage and the neighboring buildings, including 715 Main Street, in 2012. The Trust, with subcontracted Massachusetts Licensed Site Professionals, has determined how to clean up the site and has started gathering ideas on how to bring new life to the eight acres of land in the heart of Bolton. The goal is to repurpose the site as a Town Common to benefit residents of all ages.
As one initial step to shape the Common, the Trust invited Bolton residents to attend a public meeting on July 16th to discuss the future of the building at 715 Main Street which is the subject of a Bolton Historic Commission demolition delay that expires in October 2014. The Trust sought input and proposals for alternative dispositions as some residents have recently expressed interest in retaining some or all historic elements of the structure.