Year in Review 2022: Planning Board sees zoning, marijuana changes | NewsPosted by On

TEWKSBURY — With big changes on the horizon, the Tewksbury Plan­ning Board met throughout 2022 and discussed several important development issues in town. Here are some of the most notable moments of the past year.

In January, the board conducted a concept plan review for 60 Highland View Road. Consultant Matt Hamor and Tony Beams of Dutch company Zordi outlined preliminary plans for a “high tech greenhouse” to in­corporate “robotics and sustainable technologies in order to efficiently grow perfect strawberries” in a research and development setting.

In February, the board reviewed major changes proposed for Trull Brook Golf Course at 160 & 170 River Road, including added restaurant space, a new clubhouse, and golf simulators in the place of four existing in­door tennis courts. March saw discussions over sidewalk funding and plans to incentivize local businesses to invest in im­proved signs.

In April, the board welcomed newly elected mem­ber Jim Duffy, who replaced Jay Delaney for a three-year term. The board reorganized following the April 2 annual town election. Steve John­son was reelected as chair, and Bob Fowler was reelected as vice chair. Duffy was appointed clerk.

Assistant Town Mana­ger and Community De­velopment Director Steve Sadwick and Zoning By­law Committee Member and Select Board member Todd Johnson presented…

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