By Seth Daniel
Eversource electric company has purchased a tract of land behind the Hood Milk plant from Boston Sand and Gravel for $6.5 million.
The parcels of land include a maintenance yard with a solar array, an empty lot and another parcel with a smaller building on the property. The parcels abut land owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by Casella Waste. In front of the properties are the Hood Park.
The sale went through in mid-June and contains mostly support and maintenance facilities for Boston Sand and Gravel – rather than its construction yard operations on the other side of the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge.
Part of the sale of properties was also recorded in the Middlesex Recorder of Deeds due to pieces being in Somerville and/or Cambridge.
Eversource said this week that they didn’t know what they would do with the property just yet, but that it will be used to support regional electrical expansion projects.
“We haven’t finalized our plans for the site yet, but we envision its location will be helpful in the future as we work to meet regional growth in electricity demand and maintain service reliability,” said Michael Durand of Eversource.
Eversource is currently preparing in 2017 to begin a large electricity transmission project that will travel through Sullivan Square and Alford Street to the Mystic Electricity Station in Everett.