310 The Great Road ~ Images, Looking to the Future Beyond 2018

The Papa Gino’s store at 31o The Great Road closed abruptly in early November 2018, and the property has sat vacant since then.

A mixed-use development proposal was brought before the Planning Board on behalf of Lexington Realty Holdings LLC on February 23, 2021 (click this link to read coverage of that meeting).

The proposed project has ground floor retail/restaurant/personal service space, along with surface and covered parking.  Sixteen residential condominium units are proposed for the second and third floors.

The Papa Gino’s store on the Great Road stood empty on Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2018 – Image (c) Teri Morrow, 2018 all rights reserved


The proposed development sits on a 36,500 square foot plot, located between Dunkin Donuts (l) and the DPW building’s garage (r)


The proposed development on a future summer afternoon


And, possibly, on a future summer evening
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Mike Seibert
March 7, 2021 8:22 am

Hi – On the other hand – it’s nice that the parking is not in front and that they included a bike room. Is there any way they could share the DPW curb-cut? That would allow them to use the traffic light for egress, and it would also make the sidewalk continuous and thus safer for pedestrians. It would be more aesthetic if they’d look at the DPW bldg next door and adopt similar appearance features rather than designing it in isolation.

Ginni Spencer
March 5, 2021 9:37 am

This plan is about as charmless a building as I could imagine. Is this really the most imaginative, community-friendly plan the developer could come up with? Or is just the cheapest?

March 7, 2021 2:36 pm
Reply to  Ginni Spencer

I fully agree!! Not only will traffic be even worse, but the new England charm of a small town is non existent!

Ronald Green
March 4, 2021 1:32 pm

Even the vacant pizza shop offers one thing missing in this proposal — a view of the sky and trees behind the building. This idea contributes to the tunnelizing of Great Road, such as that shopping center up the road. What is needed to keep this a one story building zone?

Martin McNamara
March 3, 2021 12:15 pm

This is one of the ugliest plans I have witnessed in my 43 yrs here. Fake times ten as if all this parking etc on this lot. What is there now is more attractive.