Provco Pineville (Wawa) submitted preliminary plans in December 2021 for a Wawa at the corner of Silver Lake Rd. & the Newtown Bypass. The township have accepted the application as administratively complete, and is processing the application for distribution to its consultants for review.
NOTE: The Newtown Planning Commission is scheduled to review the plan at its February 15, 2022, public meeting at 7:30 PM. This is an in-person meeting located at the township complex at 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown.
Note: This plan does NOT include signage, which was a contentious issue at the ZHB hearings (read "Newtown Township Versus Wawa: Round 1, Signage" and "Newtown Township Versus Wawa: Round 2, Signage Part Deux"). The ZHB denied variances that Wawa requested, but Wawa can still appeal this decision, which seems likely as no signage plan has yet been submitted. The ZHB Solicitor admitted that “the applicant made the argument that they don’t believe that the [sign] variances are required."
It is likely, IMHO, that Provco will build the Wawa as currently permitted, but will continue to pursue the signage issue/ZHB decision in court.
NOTE: Provco still has its "Substantive Validity Challenge" to the zoning ordinance pending, which was filed prior to the addition of the gas station/convenience store provisions (read "Municipal Cure May Not Prevent Developer From Putting a Wawa on the Bypass in Newtown Township").
Also included is an updated Transportation Impact Study (TIS), which was last revised on November 23, 2021.
Posted on 08 Feb 2022, 01:14 - Category: Development