Master developer outreach events to be held at Tremont Nail Factory

May 27, 2021

Those interested in learning about the future of the Tremont Nail Factory should mark their calendars for Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Bentley Companies — the newly selected master developer of the Tremont Nail Factory Property — and the Wareham Redevelopment Authority plan to hold two outreach events to discuss plans for the Tremont property.

The outreach meetings will be held on the site, in the factory’s “Freight Building,” which has electricity and has been used for events such as the “Meet Me At the Tremont” gala. 

Board members said some sort of food would likely be provided at the outreach events; coffee and donuts were proposed for the event on Saturday morning.

Details will be finalized and posted on the town calendar.

Bentley Companies, a Rhode Island-based operation, presented its vision for the Tremont site to the Wareham Redevelopment Authority and to the Board of Selectmen earlier this year. 

Bentley Companies’ plan would turn the site into one with office space, retail establishments and a brewery or restaurant of some sort. The developer’s vision also includes a waterfront community park — complete with a pier, boardwalk and kayak rentals.

The selection of a master developer was a step toward the town’s goal of redeveloping the Tremont Nail property, which was originally built in the 19th century.

Steel cut nails were manufactured on site in the “steel building” as recently as 2006. Wareham bought the Tremont Nail property in 2004 using Community Preservation Act funds, citing its historic importance to the town. Today, the property consists of multiple unused buildings in various states of repair and disrepair. 

The outreach meetings will give representatives from Bentley Companies a chance to present their vision for the Tremont Nail Factory to the community at large.