Housing on the horizon for Marlborough armory building


Housing on the horizon for Marlborough armory building
The former Marlborough armory could turn into a small multifamily project. (Photo/Tami White)

MARLBOROUGH – The former Marlborough armory at 358 Lincoln St. could become a small multifamily project, according to city officials.

Earlier this month, Marlborough Building Commissioner Tin Htway said the site would be a “small multifamily project.”

The current owner and developer for this property is George Yiantsdis.

However, Htway said no formal plans for the site have been submitted to the Building Department or for site plan review. 

“Currently, they only have a building permit for maintenance work, repointing work and window repair work,” he said.

Built in 1905, the armory has been vacant since around 1990, when the National Guard stopped using the property.

According to the city’s Historical Commission, the site has been documented as a “property of interest” for historical preservation.

The armory is 18,000 square feet on a 13,000-square-foot lot. There is a second lot with 11,500 square feet of land.

Back in 2011, the owner of the the building, Ming Wang, sought to demolish the armory after he had been denied a special permit to develop the property in 2008.

At that time, the executive director of the Massachusetts Historical Commission wrote to the City Council, requesting an extension of a demolition delay order in order to assess alternatives.


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