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126-unit Retirement Community To Be Built In Tewksbury in 2013

Hawthorne Retirement Group has developed and manages 35 such communities in the United States.

A state-of-the-art retirement community is being planned for Tewksbury, with construction set to begin some time in 2013.

Hawthorn Retirement Group announced last week it had reached a deal with Colson & Colson Construction to build the $10 million complex.

The development, which is tentatively being called the Tewksbury Retirement Residence, will be located on a 10-acre parcel of land at Main Street and Victor Drive near the Wynn Middle School. Frontage will be on Main Street.

According to Hawthorn spokesperson Catherine Arthur, plans are for a three-story, 113,906 sq. ft. complex. It will feature 126 apartment suites, ranging from studio apartments to two-bedroom.

"We have completed our land use process and we will be wrapping up the site and building permits early in 2013," said Arthur. She added that a construction date has not yet been set.

The month-to-month rent for residents includes all utilities except for a personal phone line, said Arthur. It also includes three meals a day prepared by an onsite executive chef, activities and other amenities such as a movie theater, fitness center, beauty shop, billiards room and a library.

Hawthorn Retirement Group was started in 2000 and is based in Vancouver, Wash. The group has developed and manages 35 such retirement communities in 17 states in the USA, as well as four in Canada and three in Great Britain. Massachusetts facilities are located in Beverly and Westborough.

Scott Wilson November 28, 2012 at 07:33 PM
New construction (business or residential) has to tie in to the sewer system.
Larry Wiseheart November 28, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Yes! And if you're young, you will see a lot more of these retirement communities all over the country, not necessary in Tewksbury.
RunningGreen November 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Interesting to see how some people get riled up about this now even though it has been on the meeting agenda for the Planning Board several times.
Mark Jones December 07, 2012 at 01:36 AM
more wildlife being thrown out of their homes/ we keep stealing more of their land just like we did to the Indians in this country! Its all about the almighty buck! meanwhile clear cutting more trees is contributing to global warming! why do we nd so many retirement homes? have them move in w their families instead! that is where I want to live when I get old! we nd the trees more than we nd more buildings! ignorant citizens when are U going to wake up to the fact that the earth is dying from our over population, increased development, continued oil consumption etc etc! I don't see anything happening to diffuse this crisis! its your grandchildren and great grandchildren and so on that will pay the price for our care free living! sad
Janellen27 January 16, 2013 at 06:01 AM
I wonder if the only people who can afford to retire to this "community/complex" will be those from out of town. With amenities like these, it won't be low rent! Should be thinking of what works for our own retirees first.

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