New proposal for Milton’s former Hendries factory


Plans for a mixed use development for the former Hendries’ Ice Cream factory were unveiled at a community meeting Wednesday night.

Patriot Ledger | By Fred Hanson
August 25, 2016

MILTON – Vacant for more than a quarter-century, the former Hendries’ Ice Cream plant may soon be coming down.

Town officials are hoping to fast-track the latest proposal for redeveloping the nearly one-acre property at Central Avenue and Eliot Street. Carrick Realty Trust, which owns a portion of the site, is seeking to build a mixed-use development which would include 38 apartments, 3,800 square feet of retail space, 88 parking spaces and some open space on the property. It is similar to a plan proposed four years ago, but with less retail space and more parking.

“We want the process to move along quickly” for approving the plans, Selectmen Chairwoman Katie Conlon said.

She said the new development would be around for 50 or 100 years, so it is important to get it right.

Carrick already has approvals to build 58 apartments on the site under a comprehensive permit.

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