BEVERLY — The public hearing on a plan to build a Walgreens in North Beverly will continue tonight at the Senior Center.
The Planning Board is scheduled to take up the proposal at 8:05 p.m.
Walgreens is planning to build a 13,555-foot store with a drive-through pharmacy at the corner of Dodge and Conant streets. A portion of the building in what is known as Appleseed's Plaza would be demolished to make room for the store.
The owner of the land, Symes Associates, has said it will save a portion of the 300-year-old historic building on the site.
More than 100 people packed last month's public hearing on the plan at the library. Residents have expressed opposition to the Walgreens based mainly on its impact on traffic.
A public hearing on a proposal to build a four-story apartment building on Rantoul Street is also scheduled for tonight at the Senior Center.
But the developer, Windover Construction, plans to ask for a continuance of the hearing, according to the Planning Board agenda.
Windover wants to build 45 apartments at the site of the Enterprise car rental business at 79 Rantoul St.