Marlborough Downtown Village Cultural District designation has been extended for five more years.
MARLBOROUGH PATCH – It’s still the Downtown Village, but the area has now been designated as an official Cultural District for another term by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC).
That means that the area is a compact, walkable area with a concentration of cultural facilities, activities and assets.
The district was recognized for its contributions in “elevating the well-being of Marlborough by creating and promoting rich cultural experiences that improve our quality of life, foster growth and economic development, and celebrate what makes us unique,” according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts certificate.
When the MCC voted to extend the district designation, it noted Marlborough downtown’s accessibility, diverse restaurants, beautiful streetscape and iconic buildings, including City Hall, the Walker Building and the modern use of the old Central Fire Station, according to the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation. Currently, there are 45 communities around Massachusetts that carry the Cultural District designation.
“The Marlborough Downtown Village Cultural District designation is an affirmation that the downtown is a vibrant reflection of our city’s identity,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant in a statement. “As we continue to focus our efforts on revitalizing this area, we hope to see an increase in overall activity, amenities and entertainment options for our residents, visitors and everyone else who passes through Marlborough.”
This article by Charlene Arsenault originally appeared here.