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October 19, 2018 11:01 AM!

The Newtown Township Planning Commission Stymies - For Now - Path Forward for Wawa

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At its October 16, 2018, public meeting, Newtown Planning Commission members ripped apart the proposed ordinance amendment (a so-called “text amendment”) to the Newtown Area Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance (JMZO) that is designed to allow a “modern, motor vehicle fueling center consisting of a convenience store with accessory motor vehicle fuel sales” on the Bypass. The ordinance was drafted by developers and their legal counsel and modified by Newtown Township officials specifically for a Wawa Super store, a sketch plan for which was first presented to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) in May, 2018 (read “Developer and Attorney Present Their Case for a WaWa Superstore on the Newtown Bypass”).


The following is a summary of the questions and comments made by Planning Commission members regarding this proposed Ordinance, which would amend the OR District zoning regulations to allow for this conditional use, which otherwise does not allow such use. The Planning Commission review is the first step before the draft ordinance is presented to the Jointure for approval by all three members (Newtown, Wrightstown, and Upper Makefield). Newtown is the only municipality in the Jointure that encompasses an OR District.


Find the comments by the Commission as well as audio of comments by residents here.

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