Wilbur School Transformation

A local developer is a step closer to an agreement to buy the empty Wilbur School Building in Somerset for $125,000 in order to transform the property into a retail office housing mix, with ten market rate apartments, to go along with other professional amenities. 


The Somerset Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday by a 3-0 vote to authorize Somerset Town Administrator Richard Brown to begin negotiations with Alex Stylos, the owner of Sherwood Building, which has completed rehab projects in Fall River and Taunton. 

Some in the audience had concerns about the apartments becoming Section Eight Units; Somerset Selectman Holly McNamara tells WSAR that RFP for the building prohibits that from happening, and that Market Rate Apartments are specified in the agreement.