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Newtown Township's Planning Commission Discusses Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Newtown Township's Planning Commission Discusses Electric Vehicle Charging Stations | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

[Image does not show the actual proposed charging stations, which are yet to be determined.]

 

On January 18, 2022, the Newtown Planning Commission heard from Variance to permit the installation of three (3) electric vehicle charging stations (G-16 use) which is not a permitted use in the LI District and would require relief from the parking standards.

 

The applicant is Cameron C. Troilo & Olga Jean Troilo, applicants/owners, Homewood Suites, 110 Pheasant Run, Newtown Business Commons, Newtown Township, Newtown, PA.

 

These charging stations will be for shared use by hotel guests, the office complex, and any member of the public.

 

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johnmacknewtown's insight:

An electric car charging station is not a use enumerated in the Newtown Area Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance. The Township has taken the position that the charging stations do not count towards the Property's parking requirements.

 

Note, however, that the E-30 Motor Vehicle Fueling and Convenience Store ordinance does specify electric vehicle charging stations are a permitted use. In fact, in the Newtown OR district - where Wawa will be located - at least one electric vehicle charging station is required.

 

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