Newtown Township Versus Wawa: Round 1, Signage | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

The hearing for Provco/Wawa’s requests for variances officially began at the May 6, 2021, meeting of the Newtown Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB). Township Solicitor David Sander, representing the Township supervisors, requested a continuance of the hearing to allow the township expert ample time to draft a report and prepare for the hearing. Thus, no evidence was taken and the hearing was continued at the June 3, 2021 ZHB meeting.

 

This is just “Round 1” of the hearing, which I review below. Round 2 will commence at a special July meeting yet to be officially scheduled.

 

Recall that the township supervisors voted unanimously to oppose Wawa’s requests seeking relief for eight fueling dispensers on 4.9 acres where six are permitted by right as well as various signage variances to display the Wawa logo and fuel prices. This round of the hearing focused mostly on testimony and cross examination of witnesses regarding the signage variances.

 

Listen to excerpts from the hearing, including comments from Mr. Mike Redel, a Real Estate Project Engineer employed by Wawa.