Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 9, Issue 1

70 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1 to increase the height of the building, creating additional floor space and a partial second story,” Dumas explained. “Ultimately, this project will likely amount to a roughly $35 million investment for Mansfield.” He confided that when this employer ran into building code issues regarding setback distances, the Town was able to get the development back to compliance within one week’s time. “They had some swift strategic decisions to make about whether to stay here or find an alternative location for this sector of their business,” Dumas shared. “The following week, our Business Development Team – which includes Penta Communications and all of our department heads relevant to economic development – was there, onsite, to meet their officials and their project engineer. They’d never seen anything like it before. Such a quick turnaround, number one. Number two, they could put names to faces on all of our Town departments. And that’s what