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11-unit townhouse project planned for Marlborough

11-unit townhouse project planned for Marlborough

WICKED LOCAL – A contractor’s yard on Ash Street will soon be home to a new townhouse community.

City councilors Monday signed off on David Skarin’s request for a special permit to construct an 11-unit townhouse community – dubbed Trailside Terrace – at the contractor’s yard he owns at 19 Ash St. A historic antique colonial farm house on the site will also be turned into a two-family home. Skarin’s family moved to the property in 1978.

The house was originally built in 1790 as a two-family home, but was eventually converted into a single-family residence. There will be 13 total housing units on the two-acre property.

“This project has been on the drawing board for several years,” City Councilor Joseph Delano said at Monday night’s meeting.

The townhouse community will fit in much better than the contractor’s yard in the largely residential neighborhood, Skarin’s attorney Brian Falk told councilors last month. Skarin told councilors at the November public hearing in the proposal is the best future use for the property. The contractor’s yard houses several trucks and other large equipment.

Read the full article by Jeff Malachowski here.

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