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Provco Appeals #NewtownPA Township's Denial Of Wawa Plan to Develop a Combination Gas Station/Convenience Store on the Bypass

Provco Appeals #NewtownPA Township's Denial Of Wawa Plan to Develop a Combination Gas Station/Convenience Store on the Bypass | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Provco is taking the township to court over its vote to deny land development plans to build a Wawa convenience store and gas station in the township's office/research zone at Lower Silver Lake Road and the Newtown Bypass.

 

On Wednesday night, the board of supervisors voted 3 to 2 to authorize its solicitor to defend the township’s decision to turn down Provco’s preliminary/final land development plan.

 

In November the supervisors voted to deny the plan citing its failure to obtain approval for a larger canopy over the gas pumps, for submitting its plan as a preliminary/final plan rather than just a preliminary plan and for providing an eight foot setback from the road where a 20 foot setback is required.

 

Voting in favor of the motion to fight Provco in court were Kyle Davis, Elen Snyder and John Mack., the same supervisors who voted to deny the plan. Supervisors Phil Calabro and Chairman Dennis Fisher voted against the motion.

 

Provco will be seeking to declare the township's zoning ordinance "unconstitutional" because it did not provide for a combination convenience store and gas station use prior to the development of the E30 curative amendment.

 

“If they are successful at the zoning hearing board or ultimately on appeal through the court system they will have the ability to develop their property as they wish with a convenience store and gas station without having to comply with the E30 use ordinance,” Sander told the supervisors.

 

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