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Conshy Wawa Discussion on Council Agenda

Borough Council will discuss advertising the proposed text amendment, which allows a Wawa on Fayette Street, for 30 days before a vote.

 

Conshohocken Borough Council will discuss scheduling the official advertisement of a formal vote regarding the proposed Wawa on Fayette Street at its Feb. 20 meeting.

Borough staff, including special counsel John DePietro, will hold prepare an advertising schedule and present it to council, according to the Times Herald.

On Jan. 22, the Conshohocken Planning Commission voted 2-1 against accepting a zoning text amendment to allow “convenience retail food store including the sale of fuel” on the property, which was brought to the body by Provco Pineville Fayette L.P., the developer.

The text amendment requires public advertising for 30 days in advance of a scheduled vote.

The Wawa is proposing a roughly 4,100 square foot market with ten gasoline pumps in the front of the property at 1201 Fayette Street, the location of the former E.F. Moore Chevrolet Dealership.

Planning Commission Chairman Paul Bertram said at the meeting that the text amendment was against the spirit of the Conshohocken Comprehensive plan, according to a previous Patch article.

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Matt Mittman, the only planning commission member who voted to allow the text amendment, suggested that it be accepted as a conditional use amendment, which would add another element of review from the zoning hearing board, and would not change the zoning for all businesses on the upper end of Fayette.

Two planning commission members recused themselves from the vote.

Two public hearings were held on the issue, both of which brought out many residents on both sides of the issue.

Click here to see what Patch readers think should fill the E.F. Moore spot.

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