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Project to demolish Fall River strip mall for 350 apartments, retail space, appears to be off the table



A project that was set to bring a large number of residential apartments to Fall River appears to be off the table, according to those familiar with the situation.

1265 MAIN STREET LLC, care of Atty. Peter A. Saulino, initially sought a Variance through the City of Fall River Zoning Board of Appeals to demolish the existing strip mall at 101 President Avenue, however, it was tabled from November’s meeting to December’s and is now being scrapped altogether.

The plan was to rebuild a mixed-use concept on the site, consisting of 350 residential apartment units, a parking garage, and retail space.

The petition was looking to wave side yard setback, building height, type of use, and unit count in a B-L (Local Business) Zoning District and an HD-1 (Housing Development) Overlay District.

The proposal came on the heels of over 850 units getting Zoning Board approval for variances and special permits in September.



  1. Ken Masson

    December 5, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    I think they realized it was going to cost too much to buy out all the leases. Most of the leases range from 2 1/2 years to 10 years and from what I heard Almac’s has a long-term lease which makes sense leasing property for a building.

    Something does need to be done about the dumpsters on the side street that are across sidewalks that the trucks are destroying driving over.

  2. Jack Klompus

    December 6, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Seize the property by eminent domain and build a homeless refuge. Enough of the rich owning everything in Fall River. This would also be a great location for an Antifa/BLM
    Corporate Headquarters, after all these groups have billions in fraudulent donations to squander.

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