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Target location for film studio now being considered for housing

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The Waverly Oaks Golf Club in south Plymouth became well-known in 2008, not for its fairways but for its future possibilities as the East Coast's first major film-making facility. Those grand plans have been pretty much scrapped, although Joe DiLorenzo, Plymouth Rock Studios’ sole remaining top executive, said he continues to look for money for an East Coast facility considerably less grand than the $500 million project initially announced for Plymouth. Waverly landowner Mark Ridder, who meanwhile has no agreement binding him to Plymouth Rock Studios, is now moving forward with a plan to build as many as 113 homes in a cluster development if he can get the necessary permits from the town and the state. Golfers needn't fear that the housing plan spells the end of Waverly Oaks, however. The plan calls for use of about 112 acres where a nine-hole executive golf course is located, according to Plymouth Town Planner Valerie Massard.   Waverly has an expansive 18-hole course that will continue to operate. The Planning Board has set a tentative date for the opening of the public hearing process for Feb. 11.  

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