Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Marlborough’s office, commercial vacancy rates drop in 2014

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – Dark and empty just a few years ago, the former Hewlett Packard campus on Forest Street is now brimming with activity. ... read more

Vivint Solar renews and expands at Brigham Business Park in Marlborough, MA

BOSTON BUSINESS TIMES — Avison Young announced that Vivint Solar has completed an 18,187-square-foot (sf) industrial lease renewal at 53 Brigham Street, located in Brigham Business Park in Marlborough, MA. The transaction represents a 10,450-sf expansion Vivint Solar, the second largest residential solar provider in the U.S. ... read more

GE helping make I-495 area hot

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – When General Electric brings its healthcare and life sciences division to Marlborough in the spring, the 500-employee facility will be both a symbol of the rising fortunes of the city and surrounding communities and a potential catalyst for more growth. ... read more

The BBJ’s top five real estate stories of the year

BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL – Well readers, I technically wasn’t located in Boston for most of this year. But the constant refrain I’ve heard since starting this job a few weeks ago is, “there’s just so much development going on right now.” And, after taking a look at the BBJ’s top real estate stories of the year, I gotta say: our readers are right. ... read more

Charting new courses and moving ahead

WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – The year we’re about to leave – for some, maybe forget – saw several noteworthy business-related events in Central Massachusetts, but here’s our consensus selections for the top five stories of 2014. As a staff, we unanimously agreed on the top story. There was little debate over the remaining four. ... read more

Marlborough tests smart-growth strategy

BANKER & TRADESMAN – There are only a handful of vacant storefronts on Main Street in downtown Marlborough, but new development has been scarce in recent years. ... read more

New Marlborough initiative encourages residents to eat local

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – With money from the city’s local meals tax being used to build and repair athletic fields, the Marlborough Economic Development Corp. through a new initiative is encouraging residents to dine locally. ... read more

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