Economic Development Commission

The Town’s industrial areas can be divided into two different market sectors:

1) Western Douglas offers properties in the with industrial zoning that have access to Interstate 395. These properties are well suited for: manufacturing

  • manufacturing
  • wholesale
  • distribution centers
  • storage and other industrial facilities..


2) Eastern Douglas sites, located one mile off of Rt. 146, the main connector between Worcester and Providence, offers 645,000 square feet of build out area. It is suited for:

  • retail
  • financial services
  • office
  • restaurant uses.


3) Abutting both the Webster and Oxford lines, one owner has control over potentially eleven lots totaling 28.5 acres. They are industrially zoned. Potential uses for these multi-acre lots include trade and building construction uses, small manufacturing, and warehousing, among others. Current land occupants include a pipe valve and fitting distributor, and a warehouse facility and a new, one-story building available for lease will be under construction in the near future.

Cliff Street provides access to the Douglas Business Park. Cliff Street originates in Webster as Sutton Rd. and continues into Oxford, and therefore would not significantly impact traffic within Douglas.


4) Only .3 miles from Rt. 146, the major Worcester-Providence connector, approximately 550,000 sq. ft. of developable building area is available adjacent to Rt. 146 near the Uxbridge and Sutton borders. Seventeen potential lots in both commercial and industrial zones have available water service, and sewer service in close proximity.

These sites are noted for the ease of land ownership issues, proximity to Rt. 146, the major North-South highway between Rhode Island and Massachusetts that connects into the Massachusetts Turnpike, and the Town’s master plans to develop these sites to their full capacity.




Rt. 395-Western Douglas Opportunities  Rt. 146 – Eastern Douglas Opportunities
Location #1
Rt. 16 Webster Street
Location #2
Rt. 16 North to Uxbridge border
Location #3
Douglas Business Park, NW corner
Location #4
Rt. 146/North & Gilboa Streets


For more information or a tour of these sites, please contact Paul Peterson, EDC Chairperson