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Council approves rezoning plans for downtown Marlborough

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – The new Marlborough Village District, designed to capture the historic character of the downtown area of the city while expanding it into a hub of community gathering places, was approved by City Councilors at the Dec. 1 meeting. It was the result of almost a year of meetings of a designated committee, city officials, local residents and business owners, culminating in a design that meets the criteria established by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), working in partnership with the city of Marlborough. ... read more


Marlboro City Council approves Village District zone

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE - A rezoning proposal to spur redevelopment in downtown Marlboro was approved unanimously Dec. 1 by the City Council. ... read more


Marlborough City Council approves new mixed-use downtown zoning district

BANKER & TRADESMAN – The Marlborough City Council on Monday night unanimously passed a rezoning proposal designed to spur downtown development. ... read more


Marlborough Approves New Mixed-Use Downtown Zoning District

BOSTON CITYBIZLIST – A rezoning proposal, designed to spur redevelopment in downtown Marlborough, has passed with a unanimous vote through City Council. ... read more


Marlborough council OKs mixed-use downtown district

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – The Marlborough City Council unanimously approved a new downtown zoning district Monday night that would expand business options while encouraging a more pedestrian-friendly area. ... read more


Boroughs Trail plan calls for 30-mile loop through 4 communities

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – People in the four “‘Boroughs” hope to connect existing trails to create a 30-plus-mile biking, hiking and walking loop that officials say will improve quality of life and boost the local economy. [caption id="attachment_12090" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Assabet River Rail Trail - Marlborough, MA"][/caption] ... read more


Marlborough City Council to vote on rezoning Dec. 1

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – After months of discussion and public forums, the City Council is expected to vote on a downtown rezoning proposal at its next meeting in early December. [caption id="attachment_12105" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Marlborough's Main Street would become part of new downtown zoning district"][/caption] ... read more


Boroughs trail proposed for city, adjacent towns

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – For the past several years a group of interested volunteers from Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough have worked together to create a 30-mile recreational trail link between their communities. A conceptual plan created for the “Boroughs Community Trail Loop” was presented to the Marlborough City Council via a communication from Mayor Arthur Vigeant at the council’s Nov. 17th meeting for consideration. ... read more


Report: available manufacturing space along I-495 dwindles

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – While manufacturing vacancy remains higher along the I-495 corridor than areas closer to Boston, new tenants are eating up empty space at a faster clip than those settling closer to Boston. ... read more


Where the money is: tips for procuring government contracts

MAIN STREET JOURNAL – Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce will join together to present a forum titled, “The ABC’S of Procuring Government Contracts.” This seminar will be held on Friday, November 14th from 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM at the Courtyard by Marriott, 75 Felton Street, Marlborough. A panel of experts will explain how companies of all sizes can secure government contracts and how such agreements can benefit a business. ... read more