Demo work on plaza behind behind City Hall begins

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Demo work on plaza behind behind City Hall begins
Crews have begun an improvement project on the back of Marlborough City Hall. (photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – Work has begun to demolish the plaza in the back of City Hall.

The plaza was constructed in 1978; over the past year, crews and volunteers have emptied the concrete planters.

During the final week of March, crews have started on the plaza itself.

According to City Engineer Thomas DiPersio, the plaza will make way for a “new expanded plaza” with trees, landscaping, seating and event space.

The demolition work will continue for a couple of more weeks; construction on the new plaza will follow and should be completed by summer.

The work is part of an improvement project funded with a $3 million grant from the MassWorks Infrastructure Program, through the state’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

As part of the grant, the city has been working on the park at the intersection of Prospect and Main streets to serve as a trailhead for the newly extended Assabet River Rail Trail.

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