With baseball’s trade deadline nearing, it’s fitting that a development group that includes former Red Sox General Manager Dan Duquette is still angling for a deal to build what has been described as a “Mini Patriot Place” on Cape Cod.
The so-called Golden Triangle in Sandwich—a 56-acre parcel owned by the town—has long been seen as ripe space for commercial development. But efforts by the town to deal it off in the past have fallen flat.
Last month, The Cape Cod Times reported two groups, one of which included Duquette, were bidding to buy the land. If accepted, the group involving Duquette would seek to develop a youth sports destination for both indoor and outdoor sports, that would also include retail space and hotels for youth sports families in town for tournaments.
A competing proposal from an existing commercial property owner in Sandwich would involve purchasing only about 17 acres of the available land, and would include residential units, office and retail space, and a hotel.
The Cape Cod Times now reports the two groups are discussing whether their bids could partner up. Meanwhile, both groups filed answers to questions from the town ahead of a deadline last week. The Times suggests a decision from the town about how to go forward with either proposal could be made by early September.
Duquette now handles baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles and also owns a youth sports facility in Western Massachusetts.