Plymouth Rock Studios Receives Certificate

The proposed Plymouth Rock Studios project reached another significant environmental permitting milestone recently when it received a certificate on its Single Environmental Impact Report from the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Plymouth, MA – The proposed Plymouth Rock Studios project reached another significant environmental permitting milestone recently when it received a certificate on its Single Environmental Impact Report from the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs. 
 
“This decision demonstrates that the project will create jobs and establish a clean new industry in the Commonwealth. The Secretary’s certificate represents a comprehensive review of the environmental impacts related to the project,” said Plymouth Rock Real Estate Investments, President and CEO, Bill Wynne. “This certificate not only allows us to move forward but also validates the measures we have taken to minimize environmental impacts and go the extra step to provide regional environmental benefits through our low impact design and off-site infrastructure improvements.”
  
In his decision Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles wrote, “The studio would represent a major step forward for the growing film industry in Massachusetts. The project has the potential to create an economic engine for the southeast region of Massachusetts by generating over 3,160 full time equivalent jobs at full build-out and serving as a unique tourist attraction and educational resource for potential employees and students.”
 
Secretary Bowles also cited the environmental benefits of the proposal. “Notably, the Single EIR outlines a commitment to design and build a state-of-the art, green and sustainable studio that will minimize the project’s environmental footprint and serve as a model for developers in Massachusetts and studio heads in Hollywood,” he said.
 
 The scheduled timeframe for the start of the project will be within the next 45 to 90 days. The Studio will have 14 soundstages and 10-acres of exterior sets, plus production offices, post-production facilities, a theater, hotel, and an amenity village, along with being the world’s first LEED®-certified, environmentally friendly studio complex.