“I don’t know where or how,” he said. “I don’t have anything lined up.”
Scanlon will finish out his term through the end of the year. He said he expects the first phase of the Brimbal Avenue project to start later in 2013. The second phase would take four or five years to complete.
The project involves redesigning the ramps leading from Route 128 to Brimbal Avenue and building a bridge over the highway. Scanlon said the project will open up acres of land for development that could generate $6 million to $8 million in annual taxes for the city.
“That’s incredible money,” he said.
In a press release, Scanlon thanked his “terrific staff and employees” and said they would be a “real asset” to his successor. He also thanked the citizens of Beverly and offered “special appreciation to city councilors and School Committee members who have trusted me and supported me. It has truly been a team effort.”
“Working together we have made great progress of which we can all be proud,” he said. “But as we also all know, this partnership in the renaissance of our city cannot continue forever.”
Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.