168 Apartments Proposed for Nashua Industrial Property Near Future Rail Station

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A pair of 84-unit apartment buildings could replace an industrial property near the site of a hoped-for commuter rail station in Nashua.

ZJBV Properties, an LLC controlled by Manchester developer Brian J. Thibault, has proposed the two buildings at 159-161 Temple St. The city’s planning board will hear the proposal tomorrow, July 11, according to its agenda.

Thibault’s LLC owns the 4.4-acre property and paid $1.15 million for them in December of last year, according to city records. The property is split in two by Temple St, and is bound to the south by a freight rail track. A thin finger of land extends across the block to Bridge Street, giving it potential curb cut access there.

The proposed apartment buildings sit in the middle of an industrial area just to the east of downtown Nashua, where the Nashua River joins the Merrimack River. If a commuter rail line is built connecting Manchester and Nashua to Boston, via Lowell, city plans state the area will be targeted for mixed-use development and infrastructure improvements.