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New Timeline Announced For Steeple View Project In #NewtownPA Borough

New Timeline Announced For Steeple View Project In #NewtownPA Borough | Newtown News of Interest |

The Newtown Borough Council has announced a new timeline for the approval of the Steeple View redevelopment project.

With an extension of time for the project set to expire by the end of December, revised preliminary as final land development plans are scheduled to go before the planning commission at its Dec. 4 meeting.

Following that review, the plan is tentatively scheduled to go before the borough council at its Dec. 6 work session. A final vote could happen as early as the Tuesday, Dec. 12 council meeting. The council's other option is to grant an extension of time for project approval.

The project, which has been years in the making, will be the largest redevelopment project in the town's history. It includes the redevelopment of nine acres of land extending from Centre Avenue behind the Starbucks south to the former Stockburger property off of South State Street.

Envisioned by developer Allan Smith as a mixed-use community, the project includes a combination of residential, retail and restaurant uses. Over the years, Smith has also redeveloped the Brick Hotel, the Stocking Works, and the White Hall Hotel among other projects in town.

His current plan proposes the construction of a new pedestrian bridge that would cross over Newtown Creek between Newtown Borough and Newtown Township at Carl Sedia Park.*



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*The Newtown BOS already approved apply for a grant for the Frost Lane bridge (read more about that here). The Steeple View bridge is just a concept, but the developer has already asked in confidence for opinions from Newtown BOS members (read more about that here).


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