Newtown News of Interest
30.6K views | +5 today
Scooped by johnmacknewtown
onto Newtown News of Interest!

#NewtownPA Supervisors Approve Applebee's Request For An Outdoor Patio

#NewtownPA Supervisors Approve Applebee's Request For An Outdoor Patio | Newtown News of Interest |

Applebee’s is the latest township restaurant to secure permission from the township to create a permanent patio for outdoor dining.

On Wednesday night (May 24, 2023), the board of supervisors voted unanimously to approve plans by the eatery to build an 800 square foot patio extension at the West Road eatery.

“This proposes no increase to the building’s square footage, to its off street parking count nor to the existing seat count,” design engineer Chris Lang told the supervisors.*

Two variances were granted for the project by the zoning hearing board for impervious coverage and for front yard setback.

As part of the approval, Applebee’s agreed to use native plants to landscape the patio area. A number of street trees will also be added to enhance the buffering between the patio and the Newtown Bypass.

Since COVID-19, requests from patrons have spiked for outdoor dining options. And municipalities around the county are considering similar requests for amended development plans.


johnmacknewtown's insight:


*The total square footage of building + patio = 6,292. It is not clear if patios should be counted in the calculation of required parking count. In this case, there is no increase in number of seats, therefore the parking requirement remains the same.


Related Content:


No comment yet.
Newtown News of Interest
These Scoops are excerpts from articles published in local newspapers and other sources that may be of interest to Newtown area residents. Please click on the "From" link to access the full original article. Any opinions and "insights" appended to these article summaries are solely those of John Mack and do not represent the opinions of any other person or entity.
Curated by johnmacknewtown