November 4, 2004

Westboro Mixed-Use Project Moves Forward

"Roche Bros., Linens 'n Things, and a Lillian August home furnishings store are slated to become anchor tenants in the Westborough Centre project," Boston Globe West Weekly reports. "Developers are negotiating leases for the three retail stores that would occupy nearly half of the 247,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space in the upscale 'lifestyle village.' "

The 22-acre project downtown, at the old Tyrolit/Bay State Abrasives site, has yet to receive Planning Board and Design Review Board approval. Officials have already asked developers to change the design, adding more walkways and roadways and creating smaller blocks, so it looks more like a village and less like a strip mall, Town Planner Jim Robbins told the Globe.

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