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Jon Sockol and the Commercial Building at 497 Northboro Road in Marlborough, Massachusetts

As President of Vivon Corporation for over a decade, Jon Sockol has successfully undertaken two construction projects on Northboro Road in Marlborough, Massachusetts. In July 2006, Jon Sockol initiated a proposal for construction of a retail/office building at 497 Northboro Road, submitting a site plan to the Office of the Building Inspector at Marlborough City Hall.

Mr. Sockol was issued an approved site plan permit for the work in November, and he received a demolition permit for the existing abandoned building in February 2007. The City of Marlborough issued a commercial building permit for a two-story office building in July 2008. The project proceeded as planned, with a permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the completion of the building issued in November 2009.

Today, the newly constructed building operates as a commercially zoned mixed-use retail/office space. The building is located in a commercial area, with the RK Plaza and numerous industrial and research and development centers in the vicinity. The building is set back from the road for maximum visibility and enjoys a high daily traffic count, near a traffic-lighted intersection. Jon Sockol continues to focus on property licensing and development opportunities with Vivon Corporation.

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Jon Sockol: Commercial Development in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Part One)

Possessing a background in accounting and business administration, Jon Sockol has led the real estate development and leasing firm Vivon Corporation since 2000. Jon Sockol’s firm, which is based in Westborough, Massachusetts, focuses on developments in the nearby community of Marlborough.

Located approximately 35 miles west of Boston and with a population of nearly 40,000, Marlborough emerged as a shoe manufacturing center in the 1830s. Factories in the city notably produced many of the boots worn by Union soldiers during the Civil War. The city was also a pioneer in developing a civic streetcar system in the late 1800s.

The shoe industry thrived in Marlborough through the mid 20th century, with Frye boots being produced there as late as the 1970s. The Rockport Company was notably established in Marlborough in 1971, although it is currently based in Canton, Massachusetts, and is a subsidiary of the global brand Adidas.

Marlborough’s long history of mercantile enterprise has led to a wave of sustained technology-focused growth. This positive business climate has influenced Jon Sockol’s decision to undertake commercial development in the community.

Jon Sockol: Commercial Development in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Part Two)


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