Wawa's Transportation Impact Study
Eastburn and Gray attorney John VanLuvanne, representing the Wawa developer claimed “This site is never going to be a corporate headquarters or office building” in remarks to the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) at an May 14, 2018 public meeting. Therefore, Mr. VanLuvanne proposed to amend the OR ordinance to allow as a special condition the use of the site for a Super WaWa type convenience store with fuel pumps. Supervisor Mack questioned Mr. VanLuvanne on this issue and asked what, if anything, would be the financial benefit to Newtown (sorry, no video of this Work Session is available). VanLuvanee explained the process of amending the ordinance and promised to submit a traffic study in the "interim."
See Wawa's own Transportation Impact Study below, which concludes "...all study area intersections will satisfy Penn DOT ILOS [Level of Service] Standards, with the exception of the ILOS at the intersection of Newtown Bypass (S.R. 0332) and Lower Silver Lake Road/Newtown-Yardley Road, which will degrade from ILOS C to ILOS D, during the weekday A.M. peak hour. It is TPD's [traffic engineers hired by Wawa who did the study] opinion that ILOS D is acceptable in urban areas and further improvements would be infeasible at the intersection [emphasis added]." You can also download the PDF version here.
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