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…