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EVERETT — While the city waits to find out if a resort casino will be built on its waterfront, a $90 million construction project could transform the former Charleston Chew candy factory into a sweet spot in the Greater Boston housing market, a top state official said.
“It seems like this was a development just waiting to happen,” Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki said during a visit to the city last Tuesday. “It’s probably less than 5 miles from downtown Boston, and it’s accessible by all sorts of roadways and public transportation.”
The long-idled factory site on lower Broadway, about a mile from the proposed casino site, is being converted to a 328-unit luxury apartment complex to be named The Batch Yard, a nod to its legacy of chocolate making.