Wicked Local Weymouth | By Ed Baker
March 29, 2017
Planning for an entertainment district at Union Point with recreational amenities nearby and a 350,000 square-foot robotics firm is in high gear at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, according to master developer LStar Communities executives.
LStar managing partner Kyle Corkum said four rectangular artificial turf fields to accommodate soccer and a rugby playing surface should be operational by Labor Day weekend.
“The recreation complex is before the SRA (SouthField Redevelopment Authority) for approval,” he said during a Weymouth town council meeting, Monday, March 27. “Three fields will have plastic bubbles on them. We will have turf fields that can be used during the winter.”
The plan calls for allowing an existing gymnasium near the site to remain and a new restaurant to be built near the recreation complex,
Corkum said a hangar used by Navy jets would be converted into a grocery store.
“We will have an office building and a high end cinema,” he said. “These are the phase 1 projects.”
The projects in the developmental stages are requiring LStar to file a notice of project change with the state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton’s office.