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Wawa is Back!

Wawa is Back! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

On March 17, 2021, attorneys for Provco Pineville Acquisitions, LLC, submitted an application to the Newtown Zoning Hearing Board for a hearing to grant a “special exception” E-30 use to build a Super Wawa combination convenience store and gas station on the SW corner of Newtown Bypass and Lower Silver Lake Road in the Office Research (OR) district. This is the same location as in it’s original application that was presented to the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) back in In May 2018 [Read “Developer and Attorney Present Their Case for a WaWa Superstore on the Newtown Bypass”].

 

Previously, this use was not permitted in the OR district and many variances would have been necessary to approve the Wawa application back in 2018. Provco filed with the Newtown Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) a "Challenge to Validity" of the JMZO to sidestep those variances. The BOS voted to send its solicitor to the hearing to oppose the challenge, but it hasn't yet been taken up by ZHB primarily because the Jointure initiated a "curative amendment" to the JMZO.

 

The amendment was passed by the JMZO to allow the "E-30" use in the OR zone of Newtown as well as other locations in Wrightstown and Upper Makefield. [Read “Discussions of E-30 Zoning Amendment” for more details about the curative amendment.]

 

Wawa Still Pushing for Variances. Find out what they are here…

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