I appreciate your feedback Plymouth or Bust but you need to have your facts straight before casting dispersions. You are correct, there were major layoffs last December and did leave Cordage Park, however, under their own accord, to cut expenses. The place where the remaining staff is "hanging out their shingle" is actually a house on the grounds of Waverly and it was purchased by an investor involved with PRS. When the remaining staff walks out that door, then it is done.
My hopeful optimism stems from being a home owner. If the project does get there, property prices will see a jump and that is good for everyone in the area. If not, well, as you put it, "stick a fork in it".