As a Marlborough Homeowner I can tell you this is a very important and well needed grant. Marlborough has done a great job developing it’s community over the past 6 years with the addition of the APEX Center.
Marlborough, MASS. November 1, 2019 – The City of Marlborough, today, received a $2 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant from the Baker-Polito Administration to support the Lincoln Street Revitalization Project—a long-term revitalization effort of the French Hill neighborhood. The grant aims to unlock transformative redevelopment opportunities by providing the funding necessary to make infrastructure improvements and upgrades along Lincoln Street. The infrastructure improvement area spans 0.6 miles from Broad Street to the Assabet River Rail Trail and will include full reconstruction of Lincoln Street, replacement of three traffic signals, on-street public parking, streetscape improvements, and upgrades to the underground gas utilities. The revitalization of Lincoln Street and the French Hill neighborhood has been one of the city’s top economic development priorities over the past six years. During that time, Marlborough has executed a strategic revitalization plan that included adoption of new mixed-use zoning to encourage development, targeted infrastructure investments, a community planning and parking study, acquisition of key sites, and the adoption of Chapter 43D expedited permitting procedures.