Call it Polar Park 2.5.
Two years and one month after plans were announced to bring professional minor league baseball back to Worcester, in conjunction with a $240 million redevelopment of the Kelley Square/Canal District area, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. has now come out with what amounts to as a third iteration of the project development agreement.
Well, sort of, that is.
What’s changed this time around?
Not Polar Park.
Construction of the ballpark that will become the new home of the Boston Red Sox top minor league affiliate is about 50% complete and on track to open next April as planned.
Concrete and steel work are complete, and the winter months will be spent finishing the indoor areas. And in a few short weeks, grass will be planted for the field.
The scope of the associated private development project being undertaken by Madison WG Holdings, LCC also has not changed considerably under Polar Park 2.5. What was planned buildingwise in Polar Park 2.0 is pretty…