Additional Information

Shrewsbury is a proven business-friendly municipality and the SDC is here to help guide interested buyers through the development process of this prime piece of Shrewsbury property. Please use the information on this page and contact us today!

Quick Facts

  • Population: 36,000 (approx.)
  • 13,400 households
  • Single Tax Rate: 
    $12.57 per $1,000 (FY19)
  • Municipal Water and Sewer
  • Municipally Operated Electric, CATV, Telephone, and Internet
  • Utility rates ranging 20% to 30% below industry averages
  • Committed to developing and expanding commercial and industrial tax base
  • Establishment of popular Lakeway Overlay District
  • Innovative Tax Increment Finance (TIF) agreements
  • Proactive involvement in Chapter 40B
  • Chapter 43D expedited permitting
  • Designated for Expedited Permitting
  • Located at 384 - 386 South Street
  • Frontage to South Street and to Route 20
  • 2 miles from MBTA commuter rail
  • Homestead to the Allen family from 1725 to 2003
  • Owned by the Town of Shrewsbury since 2002
  • Easy access to Shrewsbury's commercial and business district
  • Traffic light access to major routes
  • 35 miles west of Boston and 5 miles east of Worcester
  • Regionally located between Boston and Hartford
  • Centrally located between Springfield and Boston
  • Satellite to Worcester and its emerging Biotech industry

Best-Fit Uses

  • Office and Administration
  • Research and Development
  • Laboratory
  • Accessory Manufacturing
  • Training Centers
  • Healthcare
  • Assisted Living
Notable Residents

Craig C. Mello 
2006 Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

Peter I. Blute 
1993-1997 Congressman Massachusetts 3rd congressional district

Robert A. Parker 
1997 Director of the NASA Management Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Notable Businesses (past and present)

Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology 
Renowned research facility where thecombined oral contraceptive pill was first developed.

Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center of theUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School

The Hebert Candy Mansion 
white chocolate was first produced in the United States.

Original all-purpose store, which predatedCostco, Walmart
, and other similar outlets noted for its unorthodox inventory and discount prices.

Maxtor Corporation 
Maker of computer hard drives, which was acquired by Seagate Technology in May 2006.

Charles River Laboratories  
Leading provider of animal research models.

Developer of innovative drug delivery solutions including the h-Patch insulin delivery system.

Notable News

Second Best in the 10 Best and Worst Mass. Towns and Cities for High-Tech Companies

Awarded mid-level Gold status as"BioReady" community

Top priorities

Diversifying the tax base by welcoming businesses

Maintaining high-quality municipal services

Preserving an excellent school system