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July 4, 2013

Ipswich interested in buying 64 acres of Great Neck land

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“It would be wonderful to have a place to walk that is not on the road,” he said.

Another possibility would be building playing fields on part of the land, McNally said.

In accordance with the terms of their lease, the Air Force will “return the site to a vegetated state,” according to a May 2012 environmental report the Air Force completed on the Ipswich facility. All structures are to be demolished, including driveways, paved areas and a chain-link fence around the property; buried utility lines and oil storage tanks will also be removed.

A 2002 archaeological study identified a “pre-contact Native American site” on the property. The Air Force developed an “archaeological site protection plan” last year to ensure that the Native American area will not be disturbed during demolition.

The main buildings have already been demolished. The work is expected to last until Oct. 19.

“The intent of the project is to restore the site to conditions similar to those encountered on the site when the U.S. Air Force first occupied the location,” said Tim Dugan, a spokesman for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Staff writer Jonathan Phelps can be reached at 978-338-2527 or by email at jphelps@salemnews.com. Follow him on Twitter at JPhelps_SN.

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