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TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Plan­ning Board met on Sept. 12, 2022 in Tewksbury Town Hall.

Town Planner Alexandra Lowder shared that the former Wood Haven retirement community at 2580 Main St., which closed ab­ruptly in January, is being redeveloped into 55 and over residential housing. The owners have submitted a site plan review and special permit application and the board will hear more at a future meeting.

Lowder also noted that Wamesit Lanes is seeking to expand its rear parking lot, but there are several outstanding issues, including an old as-built submission and drainage concerns, for which the town is holding a $20,000 bond.

In addition, Lowder also recommended that the board reach out to the town engineer to focus on allocating funding from sidewalk fees from developers to aid sidewalk development throughout town.

The board approved a fa­mily suite special permit application at 61 Briar­wood Road.

The board approved a family suite special permit application at 51 Regina S Drive.

The board discussed a proposed retail marijuana by­law amendment for consideration at Town Meet­ing. As­sistant Town Mana­ger Steve Sadwick explain­ed that un­der the proposal, Tewks­bury would be limited to three retail marijuana dispensaries. Under Article 8 on the Town Meeting warrant, this reflects 20 percent of the number of liq­uor li­censes the…

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