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Conshy Wawa Amendment Gets Hearing, Vote Date

Borough Council authorized the advertisement of a March 27 hearing and an April 17 vote.

 

Conshohocken Borough Council authorized special counsel John DiPietro to advertise a public hearing for March 27 and a vote for April 17 regarding the text amendment for zoning code requested by developers who hope to build a Wawa on Fayette Street at 11th Ave.

“[April 17] will be the night that a decision will be made,” DiPietro said.

Council decided to move forward with the process of voting on the text amendment, which adds approved uses to the residential office portion of the zoning code to permit a convenience store with gas sales on the former E.F. Moore property, currently zoned residential office.

The Conshohocken Planning Commission voted 2-1, with two abstentions, to reject the text amendment in January.

According to David Bertram, chair of the planning commission, the amendment goes against the intent of the Conshohocken Revitalization plan. Matt Mittman, the member who voted against rejecting the amendment, offered a different motion at the meeting to approve the text amendment as a conditional use.

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The public hearing will be held on March 27 at Washington Fire Co., and the venue for the April 17, a regularly-scheduled board meeting, will be announced at the hearing.

If residents have thoughts on the proposal, “March 27 is the day to give them,” according to council president Paul McConnell.

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