Question: What's going on with the old Grand Prix property?
Answer: Potentially, something very exciting.
Later this month, Tewksbury resident Gary Brown will submit plans to the Planning Board to construct a family recreation/entertainment complex on the property.
If the board approves his plans and the proper permits are obtained, Brown said the facility would include an indoor Laser Tag facility, as well as a miniature golf course outside.
"It could be the only 'themed' indoor Laser Tag arena in Greater Boston," said Brown, adding that his vision for the mini-golf course is beyond what one might find at an amusement park.
"It will be really nice with tropical landscaping and running stream."
It's been nearly two decades since go-carts whirred around the Grand Prix course, which is located at 2087 Main St. The property was in bank ownership when Brown purchased it back in September. He said that with two children in the school system, he wanted to be able to create something for local families and teens.
Brown will present his plans to the Planning Board on Feb. 16 and is scheduled to appear before the board on March 12. According to Brown, his plans call for renovating the present 5,000 square foot building on the side, while constructing a 4,000 square foot addition.
In addition to the Laser Tag and mini-golf, he is also hoping to include a food area, featuring pizza and ice cream.
Because of the properties proximity to wetlands and the river, Brown also needs approval from the Conservation Commission, whom he has appeared before once already.