John P. McCann, a longtime New Town Associates senior executive and driving force behind the development of New Town, has died. He was 73.
McCann joined New Town Associates in 2002, serving actively for 10 years as senior executive and principal leader. In his role, he guided much of the development of New Town, which began as farmland in the early 2000s and has blossomed into a 365-acre community with more than 170 shops and restaurants.
“His hand, more than that of anyone else, shaped the character of New Town,” Randy Casey-Rutland wrote in an email. Casey-Rutland is president of Town Management, which manages New Town.
In 2012, McCann retired and gradually handled...