In November 2014, DCAMM transferred to the Town of Westborough the former Westborough State Hospital as part of a sales partnership strategy. The Town issued a Request for Proposals in June 2016 for approximagely 36.5 acres. Three (3) proposals were received in October 2016.
In December 2016, The Board of Selectmen designated Pulte Homes as site developer to construct 700 units of over 55 housing.
The sales partnership model is an innovative approach to the Commonwealth’s sale of large surplus state-owned properties to the cities and towns where the properties are located. This strategy provides local governments with control through the zoning process over any future redevelopment while eliminating the Commonwealth’s on-going maintenance and security costs and providing for a carried interest in the properties. This strategy insures that the Commonwealth and its taxpayers realize up to a fifty percent share of any future net profits resulting from the sale and/or lease of all or portions of these properties for redevelopment.