TEWKSBURY – Tewksbury Town Planning Council met in person on October 4, 2021 at Tewksbury Town Hall. All the members were present.
Council reviewed a Special Redesigned Site Plan Permit, Special Permit for the Downtown Overlay District and Groundwater Protection District at 30 East Street.
The plot will consist of four residential units and one commercial unit. Following a ministerial review with city staff, consultants Dennis Griecci and Gerard Welch of Carolina Properties, LLC explained the changes to the layout of the property; three residential units will be located at the rear of the property with one unit above the commercial space at the front of the property.
The historic structure that is currently on the site is not recoverable; the developer has received support to demolish the historic commission building, and components of the existing building will be incorporated into the new construction.
The developer also works with a traffic engineer to create simulations of vehicles entering and exiting the site to provide to the board.
Council asked about snow storage, garbage collection and parking, and requested that a disabled spot be moved closer to the front of the plot to allow residents to retreat further. easily parking spaces if they could not perform a three-point turning point.
The board continued the discussion until the next meeting.
Council considered an application for a Special Sign Permit for Aroma Joe’s Coffee at 1538 Andover St.
Drew Serbin of Burr Signs presented the design of the 14 foot pylon.
Several members said they visited the store for coffee and to observe the site, and asked about traffic, although Serbin said that as a sign entrepreneur he was not related to the operations of the store.
Council approved a distance waiver and approved the permit.
Council continued a discussion on an amendment to a special site plan permit for the Tewksbury Country Club, LLC at 1880 Main Street.
In new business, member Vinnie Fratalia asked to arrange tours for the board of directors to visit the new Pleasant Street elementary school and the new fire station on Main Street.
Council also considered a letter from Tewksbury and Andover home inspectors following a discussion from the last council meeting requesting that a batch of unapproved contractors behind 1323 South Street cease use.
The next meeting is scheduled for October 25, 2021. Residents can find meetings already recorded at youtube.com/TewksburyTV. The meeting can be viewed on Comcast Channel 99 and Verizon Channel 33 or attend in person at Town Hall.