MARLBOROUGH – The Alliance Health at Marie Esther center at 720 Boston Post Road East recently underwent some renovations.
Alliance Health & Human Services, a Southborough-based health-care agency, swapped out the center’s four guest rooms, community room, conference room, parlor, office, coat area and men’s toilet room for 12 rest home beds with baths.
However, according to Building Commissioner Tin Htway, a building permit was issued, and the work done, before the need for a special permit was identified.
“This project has already been constructed as the building permit was issued in error before the need for a special permit was identified,” according to the application for a special permit filed by Alliance Health & Human Services with the city.
“The proposed work for expansion of a pre-existing nonconforming use would require prior approval from the City Council per Chapter 650. §650-12(b) Nonconforming Uses,” according to Htway.
Alliance Health & Human Services’ application for a special permit came before the City Council on Dec. 19. The application was referred to the Urban Affairs Committee, with a public hearing scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23.