Snow piled up in entrance of the entrance door of a former Regal Cinema house in Westboro, which closed again in 2017. (Photograph/Ben Domingue)

Westboro – The Westborough Choose Board is discussing what to do with the now city-owned property off Route 9 that when occupied the Regal Cinemas location.

Greater than 4 years after the movie show chain’s Westboro location abruptly closed, that dialogue follows a courtroom ruling earlier this month that handed possession of the property to the town.

“It has been a ton of labor … I feel it is taken a very long time,” Choose Board member Ian Johnson stated throughout a gathering on Tuesday.

“Now, we will make the choice and go forward and, as soon as and for all, put that asset again into service,” Johnson continued.

The seek for the homeowners began because of the sudden closure

Regal Cinema closed unexpectedly in 2017

In line with city supervisor Christy Williams, the homeowners of the property have been searched.

Westborough Select board weighs in on the future of the former Regal Cinemas site
An indication introduced the abrupt closure of a Regal Cinemas location in Westboro in 2017.

The property moved earlier than the city assembly, which authorized the appraisal.

Williams stated the town thought of different choices earlier than deciding to start out the method often known as tax titles in 2019.

A courtroom this month formalized the foreclosures of the property.

“So, now the town owns the property,” Williams stated.

City Eyes Various to Regal Web site

The Choice Board appointed Treasurer/Collector Bob Haley as custodian of the property. This, Williams stated, is a typical transfer when the town receives most of these tax title properties.

Williams stated the subsequent step entails growing a plan to eliminate the property.

There are two choices, she stated. Below an choice, the property might be put up for public public sale.

A second choice can be to ask voters at a city assembly to switch the property from the custodian to the choice board for disposal.

There’s a third choice the place the town can preserve the property and do one thing with it, Johnson stated. He stated he was not advocating for that choice, nonetheless.

Like different buildings, Williams stated there will likely be prices to look after the power, comparable to insurance coverage and upkeep.

“Actually, I feel we’re all trying ahead to getting this constructing again on the tax roll,” Williams stated.

The dialog on this topic will proceed. These talks, nonetheless, will happen within the working session going ahead, in response to Williams.

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