Housing plans for 272 Lincoln St. move closer to reality


Housing plans for 272 Lincoln St. move closer to reality
A developer is proposing to turn this site on Lincoln Street into a three-story housing development. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

MARLBOROUGH – A former automotive paint distributor at 272 Lincoln St. is closer to becoming a 12-unit multifamily dwelling – without the billboard.

Attorney Terrence P. Morris and Charles Zammuto, the manager for 272 Lincoln LLC, appeared before the City Council’s Urban Affairs Committee on Feb. 9. They sought a special permit to convert the site into multifamily housing.

The plans include 12 two-bedroom units, 24 accessory parking spaces (18 garaged and 6 open-air), a pocket park and other landscaped areas.

Under the special permit, a billboard at the site will be removed and not replaced.

On Dec. 13, 2022, the Site Plan Review Committee reviewed the application for the special permit. In its report to Urban Affairs, the committee said it “was pleased with this development design, layout and landscaping concept presented. We were also pleased to know that this will be a carbon free/net zero development. 

“This project will require full site plan review once it receives a special permit from City Council. The committee will flush out specific details on the site design and mechanics at that time. We have also reviewed the draft special permit conditions and note that these now incorporate comments we had on crosswalk painting and traffic sight distance,” the report said.

Urban Affairs discussed several issues during the Feb. 9 meeting, including snow removal, the installation of benches, parking and access to the Assabet Rail Trail.

Zammuto said that should everything go according to plan, the old building could be torn down in late spring.

Urban Affairs voted to approve the special permit with amended conditions. It went before the City Council on Feb. 13 in order to have the permit sent to the city’s solicitor.


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