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Developers gather at downtown forum

MAIN STREET JOURNAL – Close to fifty developers from across the Greater Boston area gathered in Marlborough on Monday to learn about changes in downtown zoning intended to spur investment.

The invitation-only event  was organized by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and took place at the Marlborough Country Club.

Mayor Arthur Vigeant kicked off the day with highlights of Marlborough’s recent economic successes and future growth plans. MEDC Executive Director Tim Cummings gave the keynote presentation, outlining the current zoning laws and concrete development opportunities in the city’s downtown area.

“We have targeted downtown Marlborough as a growth district for mixed-use development,” said Cummings. “It is our hope that the private sector will respond to the new zoning changes and bring forward proposals that will continue to build upon our great Main Street streetscape.”

Tania Hartford, Director of Real Estate Services at MassDevelopment, was also on hand to talk about the financial tools and consulting support services available to developers who want to start projects in the city.

After the presentation concluded at the country club, there was a bus tour of downtown Marlborough focusing on the areas with the highest development potential.

This article originally appeared here.