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Changes sought to air base plans

The Florida-based company in charge of redeveloping the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station says changes must be made to the master plan if the massive project is to move forward. Under the current reuse plan, the former air base would be transformed into a community called SouthField, including as many as 2,855 homes and 2 million square feet of commercial space, as well as an 18-hole golf course, a movie studio complex, and athletic facilities.

Starwood Land Ventures LLC has hired two Massachusetts firms — Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. and Sasaki Associates of Watertown — to work on creating a revised development plan for the site, which covers approximately 1,400 acres in the towns of Abington, Rockland, and Weymouth. The new plan is expected to be unveiled in September or October.

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On Monday, Robert Glantz, vice president of land for Starwood Land Ventures, said it is “premature to speculate” what the new plan might look like and what changes it might contain.

Emily Sweeney

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