This isn’t Southborough, but I thought some of you might be interested in this story.
Last year the state closed Westborough State Hospital, which sits on 123 acres on Lyman Street straddling Westborough and Northborough. Now the two towns are trying to figure out what to do with the property.
TheDailyNorthborough.com reports many of the buildings on the site are on the National Historic Register and must be preserved as part of any redevelopment plan.
On Tuesday night the Westborough State Hospital Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss reuse scenarios and hear feedback from residents. One plan under consideration includes a mixed-use development of more than 500 homes along with retail and commercial space, as well as an assisted living facility.
Tuesday’s public hearing takes place at the Forbes Municipal Building, Suite 23 (45 West Main Street, Westborough) starting at 7:00 pm. More information can be found on the Westborough town website.
Updated (5/3/15 1:36): Editor’s Note – The photo was originally simply credited as from Wikipedia.