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Not Wawa, But Dunkin' Donuts Coming To Wrightstown  at the "Five Points" Intersection

Not Wawa, But Dunkin' Donuts Coming To Wrightstown  at the "Five Points" Intersection | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

The Wrightstown Board of Supervisors granted final approval for [a Dunkin' Donuts store] to set up shop at 811 Durham Road/Route 413, situated in what is often referred to as the Five Points intersection.

 

The 2,000 square foot single story café, which will include a drive-thru window, will be located near the former Penn Community Bank near the intersection of Route 413, Route 232 and Park Avenue.

 

The three-member board voted 2-0 to approve the project, with Supervisor Jane Magne abstaining, citing concerns over the impact the project will have on a neighboring residential property.

 

"I cannot in good conscience vote for a project that's going to potentially have a really profound effect on one of our township residents," Magne said. "The property owner is likely going to be bombarded with idling trucks, cars, engines, and music from radios. I don't think anyone should have to endure that. I don't feel assured that these problems will be resolvable although I sure hope that they can be. Therefore I'm going to abstain from this vote."

johnmacknewtown's insight:

This site was once considered appropriate for a Wawa when the Jointure (Wrightstown, Newtown, and Upper Makefield) were considering appropriate locations for allowing a gas station/convenience store use. Could it be that Wrightstown already had the application from Dunkin' to build on this site? 

 

P.S. Why did Ms. Magne abstain rather than go on record and vote "nay"?

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