By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Plans for the construction of a six-story condominium complex and restaurant at 163-175 Main Street were approved by the City Council at its Nov. 14 meeting. The proposed plan includes 30 two-bedroom condos, two one-bedroom units, a roof deck, restaurant and a business to be determined.
Developer Kevin Brett is purchasing the former Marlborough Cooperative Bank building at 175 Main St., the 163 Main St. building and a small plot of land in the immediate area of the project. Plans call for the demolition of the 163 Main St. building and adding on to the former bank building where the restaurant will be located. Parking will be provided in a 27-space ground-floor garage, which will be restricted to residents and employees of the restaurant.
City Council President Ed Clancy and Councilor Joseph Delano voiced their complete approval of the project which they said would add to the activity anticipated for the new Marlborough Village zoning district approved by the council in 2014 to revitalize the downtown area of the city.
The condos will be on sale or available for renting. The developer expressed to the Urban Affairs Committee his plan to start construction as soon as possible.