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Newtown Township Planners Recommend Conditional Use Approval for Chipotle Mexican Grill

Newtown Township Planners Recommend Conditional Use Approval for Chipotle Mexican Grill | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Chipotle Mexican Grill is a step closer to bringing its fast causal restaurant to the Newtown area.

BucksLocalNews.com was in attendance Tuesday night as the Newtown Township Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the board of supervisors grant conditional use approval for the chain to locate an eatery at the Village of Newtown Shopping Center at Eagle and Durham roads.

According to attorney Joe Blackburn, who is representing Brixmor, the owner of the shopping center, the new 2,500 square foot eatery would be located in a yet-to-be-built “L-shaped” addition to the shopping center fronting on West Road between the Corner Bakery Cafe and Eagle Road and backing up to Durham Road.

Under an “aggressive timeline,” construction of the new addition is expected to begin this year and be ready for occupancy sometime in the fourth quarter of the year, a representative from Brixmor told the planners.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

Planning Commission Vice Chairperson Peggy Driscoll presented the following synopsis to the Newtown BOS on February 27, 2019:

 

Chipotle Mexican Grill – Applicant applied for an E-5 (eating place) and E-6 (eating place, drive through) use in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center on Lot 1. This is part of the new construction and is located next to the proposed amphitheater. The application is for an eating place occupying 2,427 sq. ft. Site improvements are part of the overall Brixmor development. The designation of “drive through” relates to take-out food; there will not be an actual drive through area. The hours of operation will be 10:45am to 10:00pm, seven days/week with a maximum of 6-10 employees for each of the three shifts. Deliveries would be made 3 times/week using 52 ft. semi-trailers at night between the hours of 8pm and 8am. Applicant described various locations of trash receptacles, and agreed to keep sidewalk areas clear of obstructions and have no outdoor music of any kind. A motion was proposed to approve the conditional use, and the motion passed unanimously.

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