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Construction begins on Danvers indoor sports facility

Posted by Sean Teehan  November 17, 2010 12:25 PM

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Construction of a new indoor athletic facility on a 21 acre property on Andover Street began last week, according to town officials.

The property, formerly owned by chemical company Rohm and Haas, sold for $1.7 million, said Wayne Marquis, Danvers' town manager.


According to Danvers Building Inspector Richard Maloney, Clasico, LLC, a Danvers company, purchased the property. 

Public records indicate Mark and Steven Mscisz are managers of the company, which formed October 7.  The two also manage MRS Management Company, LLC, a Topsfield management services firm, records say.

The owners were not available today to detail specific uses for the facility.

Late last week, a workers began laying a cement foundation for the building project that already gained approval from the town's Zoning Board of Appeals, Marquis said.

"It's a rather substantial project," Marquis said.

The new facility will mark the first time the building has been used in "at least 10 years," Maloney said.

Construction on previously unused land should strengthen the town's economy, according to Marquis.

"We're excited to have a new facility," Marquis said. "It's good to have new economic activity"

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