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ASHLAND – The attorney for the owner of the Ashland Mill Complex filed this morning, March 9, to withdraw a request for demolition of Ashland Mill Complex at 10-60 Main Street.

The Ashland Historical Commission was set to review and vote on a request to demolish the the four buildings located at 10-60 Main Street. Multiple small businesses are located in the complex.

The property is owned by Ashland Properties LLC out of Holliston. The property was purchased for $840,000 in 2011.

Ashland Town Manager Michael Herbert told SOURCE that he had opposed demolishing the two original mill buildings, built in 1880.

The proposal was to demolish all four building and to re-develop the property.

“I wanted to keep the “original 2 mill buildings” and told the applicant “I can’t support” the request to demolish, said Herbert.

The land is assessed at $1,026,800. The Town of Ashland has the total value assessed at $1,728,600 in 2022.

SOURCE received three letters to the editor within 72 hours this week, in opposition to the demolition.

All three letter writers said the “character” of “downtown” would be destroyed if the buildings were demolished.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.