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January 16, 2014

Milton CAT eyes North Londonderry property

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“The zone was designed to be flexible,” Rugg said. “It will be good working with you people.”

Board members said it would be good to bring Milton CAT to town.

“I think it’s great,” Planning Board member Chris Davies said. “I think it’s what we are looking for up there.”

Board member Leitha Reilly said that part of town is perfect for this business.

“It would be a good fit for up there,” she said. “And the kids would love to go walk around and look (at the equipment). I’m looking forward to hearing more.”

Town Manager Kevin Smith said having a business like Milton CAT come to town would only continue to boost progress and development in that rich part of Londonderry.

“With thousands of acres still undeveloped, there’s no doubt in my mind that the area around the airport is going to take off with a multitude of new industry either moving to, or expanding there over the next decade,” Smith said. “Milton CAT’s decision to locate a new facility in this region is proof positive that the land in that area is a valuable asset to the town, which will provide jobs, additional tax revenue and continue to boost Londonderry’s economic growth for years into the future.”

Farrin said there is a lot of work to do before making Londonderry a new Milton CAT home. He said he looked forward to returning to the Planning Board to get the project moving.

“We want to keep this rolling if this is to work,” he said. “It’s doable and (we hope) to break ground this fall.”

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