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Traffic Concerns An Issue For Proposed Chick-fil-A in Middletown Just As It Is for the Newtown Chick-fil-A

Traffic Concerns An Issue For Proposed Chick-fil-A in Middletown Just As It Is for the Newtown Chick-fil-A | Newtown News of Interest |

The proposed second Chick-fil-A for the area will have to wait, as the plan was tabled by the Middletown Township Planning Commission.


The planners voted Wednesday evening to table the plan until a future meeting over concerns related to traffic in the area where the fast food company wants to open a second Middletown Township location.


Chick-fil-A is looking to build a 5,200-square-foot restaurant with outdoor seating, indoor seating, and a dual-lane drive-thru in what is now the parking lot between the Starbucks and Inspire Federal Credit Union and in front of Floor and Decor at 1501 East Lincoln Highway.


COVID-19 has led to Chick-fil-A focusing more room for mobile ordering operations, which has proved extremely popular, Martinez said.


Chick-fil-A has already obtained a variances from the zoning heard board for hours of operation – 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday – and impervious service.


Traffic studies were carried out by Chick-fil-A and found lunchtime would likely be the busiest for the location.


Several residents that spoke during public comment raised worries about traffic in the shopping centers that surround proposed location.


“We’re going to have tons of traffic backed up,” resident Michael Gay told planners.


Resident Bob Feather, a former school board member, called for the township to talk to residents and the owners of the shopping centers to fix the problems, including the “traffic nightmare.” He added he had no objections specifically to the Chick-fil-A plans, but the general area needed some improvements.


Rich Nuttall, the vice chairperson of the planning commission, said he liked Chick-fil-A, but said tabling the plan would give some time for options to improve traffic in the area to be discussed.



johnmacknewtown's insight:

The Newtown Chick-fil-A is not having much luck solving its traffic problem even though the Planning Commission approved the plan.



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