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Demolition of Rockingham Park paves way for 'village'

Monday, May 15, 2017  
Posted by: Taylor Salvato
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Demolition of Rockingham Park paves way for 'village'
By Melissa Proulx

Demolition of the former Rockingham Park racetrack has begun as the start date for the first round of the Tuscan Village construction project approaches.

Removal of the building that once housed the racetrack’s clubhouse, a poker room and a hall that hosted concerts and professional boxing has been underway for the last week, according to developers.

Some of the historical items in the building were either removed and auctioned off by the former owners, or now sit in storage as they wait to be incorporated into the Tuscan Village project.

“The previous owners of the racetrack have already removed all items of historical significance, and what we are removing now is the remaining structure,” said Joe Faro, owner and developer of the Tuscan Village project. “Once the structure is removed, we will be breaking ground on Tuscan Village. We couldn’t be more excited about the future for this property and the many benefits it is going to bring to the city and the region.”

An official groundbreaking ceremony is expected to be held in June.

Already, parts of the first phase of the project have been approved, including conditional approval for a 256-unit apartment complex. Other proposed uses include restaurants, entertainment venues, business and medical offices. Read more at

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