Owner Of Edaville Railroad In Carver Unveils Plans To Build On Site Housing

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CARVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The show will go on for Edaville Railroad for years to come, as the owner of the amusement park in Carver announces plans for seven housing complexes to be built on the property. In total, the project will result in 300 apartment units available at varying rates.

Photo: Kim Tunnicliffe / WBZ NewsRadio

Edaville Owner Jon Delli Priscoli tells WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe that the Residences At Edaville will be a joint effort between the amusement park and the town of Carver.

"The town is short on their affordable housing— it's only a small percentage of them that are affordable, the majority of it is market rate housing for workers and professionals. A lot of our employees have to drive all the way from New Bedford because they can't find multi-family housing or apartments locally," Priscoli said.

The plans also call for over 169 acres of open space, dedicated for everyone in town to enjoy. Priscoli previously tried to sell Edaville Railroad to someone who shared his vision for the park, but without any takers, he decided to pivot and develop housing units on site.

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But that's not the only changes coming to the amusement park.

"All the rides will be re-themed; they're going to be Christmas related. We're going to have a very European theme to it. We're going to make this the Christmas destination for New England: historic aspect of it, the steam trains, the Christmas market, the food options and fresh crepes, beer and wine," Priscoli said.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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