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Merrimack Valley

July 24, 2013

Neighbors continue fight against 240-unit apartment complex

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If it’s approved, the project will provide an opportunity for young people and retired folks to have a place to live, Loth said.

Curt Bellavance, North Andover’s community development director, said the town has hired the engineering firm Weston & Sampson to analyze the volume of sewage expected from the apartments. The firm will give an opinion on whether the town’s sewerage system and the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District plant can handle the increase in waste water, he said.

Attorney Theodore Regnante, who represents the developer, said he would be willing to let the hearing process extend until Sept. 19. Zoning Board of Appeals Chairwoman Ellen McIntyre said the panel will need to have until October anyway.

“October is a stretch for us,” Regnante said.

McIntyre said the board will not be ready to make a decision by Sept. 19. Not all information, including the sewage analysis, will be submitted by then, she said.

“You know that,” she told Regnante.

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