Thursday, September 13, 2012
In an open letter to the town, The Kraft Group asks residents to let their elected officials know if they support the Town and The Kraft Group working together "to do more for Foxborough."
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Editor's note: The following open letter was submitted for publication by The Kraft Group. In 2007, we worked in partnership with the Town of Foxborough to develop Patriot Place. We promised a development that would add to the quality of life for residents by attracting world class healthcare, lodging, dining, entertainment and shopping while adding millions annually to the Town’s revenue base. We have delivered on all of those goals, and we continue to attract sought-after businesses to Foxborough, as evidenced by last week’s opening of one of the largest Trader Joe’s in the Northeast. Despite statements from some officials that the Town has not received full mitigation under the 2007 Patriot Place agreement, we have met all of our …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Does the Kraft Group owe Foxborough money for a waste water treatment facility that was never built? The short answer, according to the 2007 MOA and other town documents, is no.
Contrary to popular opinion among some Foxborough town officials, The Kraft Group does not owe the town $7.5 million – or any money for that matter – from a failed proposal involving the development of a waste water treatment facility for the town located at Gillette Stadium, according to town documents. In 2007, the Kraft Group and the town of Foxborough successfully negotiated the development of Patriot Place and with it the town has received annual town revenue of $3 million. However, five years and millions in revenue has not changed the perception of some town officials that The Kraft Group “owes” Foxborough $7.5 million for what they consider to be false promises of a waste water treatment facility on Route 1 as part of the 2007 …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Members of Foxborough's Board of Selectmen discussed the importance of being proactive in addressing the town's sewer need and not waiting on financial support from the Kraft Organization.
Foxborough officials are eager to move forward in addressing the town’s need for sewer and are willing to do so with or without the financial assistance of the Kraft Organization. “This has been ongoing for years,” said Board of Selectmen vice chair Mark Sullivan. “First, Foxborough was negotiating with Mansfield and Norton to go that way then all of the sudden the brakes go on and we go up to Route 1. Then all of the sudden the brakes go on that and we go back to Mansfield. Now the brakes are starting to go back on that because we can’t go back to Mansfield unless we have [an agreement with the Kraft Organization]. “You can’t tie one to the other. You can’t hold up [regionalization with Norton and Mansfield], waiting for somebody to give …