WORCESTER TELEGRAM – A hotel developer has filed plans with the city to build a 153-room Hilton Garden Inn in Forest Park, a commercial office park.
CSM Corporation has filed the application with the city of Marlboro, according to a press release from the Marlborough Economic Development Corp.
“Pending a technical review, the hotel will fulfill the hospitality aspect of the new master-planned mixed-use development, located just off Rt. I-495 in Marlborough’s southwest quadrant,” the press release stated.
Forest Park is already slated to house Quest Diagnostics, which is in the process of moving its laboratory space from Biotech Park in Worcester to the Marlboro commercial space. A large residential property developer, AvalonBay, has committed to building some housing in the park as well.
“This completes the trifecta, making Forest Park a true mixed-use development. We couldn’t be more pleased,” wrote Tim Cummings, executive director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corp., in the press release.
As part of the project’s initial phase, Quest Diagnostics is building out its new 200,000-square-foot regional hub lab space, which will service the entire New England market when it opens in the summer of 2014. Also included in the initial phase is the construction of 350 luxury rental units, developed by AvalonBay Communities.
In addition to the continuous efforts to fill the redeveloped office space at Forest Park, the project will soon be looking to round out its final phase with the construction of 75,000 square feet of retail space, the press release said.
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