Developer seeks extension for Lincoln Street project in Marlborough


Developer seeks extension for Lincoln Street project in Marlborough
The property at 272 Lincoln St. is being eyed for a 12-unit multifamily dwelling. Just to the right is Sts. Anargyori Greek Orthodox Church. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – A developer will be able to extend the time limitations for their proposed project at 272 Lincoln Street.

During its Jan. 23, meeting, the City Council accepted a request by 272 Lincoln LLC to extend its special permit application to March 28.

The application, which first went before City Council in October, is proposing to build a 12-unit, three-story building with accessory parking on the site.

The site was the one-time home to Finishmaster, an auto service facility with open-air parking for 15 cars, according to the application.

There would be access to the site off both Cashman and Lincoln streets. The plans call for a total of 12 two-bedroom units with four units on each floor. The developer is also proposing 24 parking spots — 18 in a garage and six open-air spaces.

The billboard adjacent to the building would also be removed.

During a public hearing on Nov. 21, several members of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church said they were concerned about an increase in traffic from the proposed project.

This is the latest housing project to go before the City Council in recent months. It’s about a block away from the recently approved Alta Marlborough development, which will be built on a nearly five-acre parcel on the corner of Lincoln and Mechanic streets.

Alta is a 10,000-square-foot mixed-use project with 276 units — 10% of which will be affordable — and more than 400 parking spaces.

In past meetings, the developers of the Alta project have said that the development would make the Assabet River Rail Trail more accessible by increasing the amount of off street parking spaces along with a restroom building that would be conveyed to the city for use by the public.

The project was approved by the City Council in July 2022 with a 7-1 vote with Councilor J. Christian Dumais abstaining, Councilor Don Landers absent and Councilor Mark Oram voting against.