Plans to Develop Part of Whaling City Golf Course go to Governor’s Desk
Plans to partially develop part of the Whaling City Golf Course in New Bedford has gone into the final stages – Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker’s desk.
As GolfNewsRI Reported back in 2020, the plan is to develop the land into an Advanced Manufacturing Campus.
“We will continue to work expeditiously so that shovels are in the ground in time to help boost our local economic recovery. I want to thank our House sponsor, Representative Chris Markey, as well as Representatives Schmid and Cabral, Mayor Mitchell, our City Council, and all the interested stakeholders for their efforts to date. I look forward to this project’s continued progress,” said Senator Mike Montigny in a statement.
The project has been in the works for about five years.
The MA state legislature gave final approval of the legislation late last week.
The plan is to develop 100 acres of the 274 acre property, while keeping the golf facilities and potentially all 18 holes.
The project is set to create up to 1,000 new jobs and approximately $2.7 million in revenue for the city.
In October of 2020, Whaling City Golf Course issued this statement on their Facebook Page:
“The city has kept us informed of their plans and we feel confident that the mayors commitment to the city and the golf community will result in a positive outlook for the whale in the future. As we learn factual information we will share it. We will be contacting our membership and are available to answer any questions. We thank you all for your support during the last three years and look forward to more good years ahead.”