North Shore Commercial Priority Sites for Development Part III 

December 1, 2021 8:58 am

One of the roles of the North Shore Alliance is to support economic development initiatives across 30 towns along the northeast region of Massachusetts. Not only do we encourage and support growing companies and their leaders, but we also bolster new businesses by providing information about commercial development opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new business or current business owners to expand their footprint. 

To do this, we highlight high priority commercial development sites with the help of the region’s Economic Development Directors, City and Town Planners, and Community Directors. Here are a few sites that you may want to delve into for your business plan. (Photo Credit: Ken Yuszkus)

Danvers Econo lodge Econo Lodge/Denny’s in Danvers, Massachusetts 

The former Econo Lodge and Denny’s commercial III location is still up for grabs in an amazingly convenient location on Endicott Street between the Liberty Tree Mall and the North Shore Mall. 

Sitting on 4.2 acres, this 20,000+ sq. ft. motel building which is commercially zoned is between the two malls as well as along the busy commercial routes  of Route-114, Route-1, and Route-128.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact: Karen Nelson, or call  978-777-0001 x 3095. This spot won’t last long! 

National Avenue Georgetown, Massachusetts 

National Avenue in Georgetown, Massachusetts offers an industrial and commercial zoned opportunity in a perfect location between Route 133 and Route-95. 

The 95-acre site is mostly undeveloped but has a 100,000 square foot developed area with the potential of 400,000 to 500,000 sq. ft. commercial/light industrial mixed use areas. Land-use proposals received in prior years have ranged from a supermarket to various other retail developments.

If you are interested please contact John Cashell, Town Planner at or call 978-352-5713. (Image Credit: LoopNet) 

Blackburn Drive in Gloucester, Massachusetts 

Twenty-two Blackburn Drive at the second rotary in Gloucester has some potential with this two-story 32,772 square foot property offering 29,124 square foot manufacturing and warehouse on the first floor and 3,648 square foot office on the second floor on a 1.87-acre corner lot. 

The building and site will require remediation from environmental contamination as a result of prior use. Prospective buyers should perform due diligence. Business Park Zone allows many uses by right or special permit.

If you are interested in this commercial/industrial area contact Ruth Pino at or call (978) 764-6710.

For more information on all of the North Shore Alliance’s priority commercial sites in our 30 communities please check the North Shore Alliance “Commercial Development Sites” page for links, contacts, and more details about each property.