Monday, May 13, 2013
After years of anticipation, crews have begun preparing for the construction of a new Wawa store on Street Road, between CVS Pharmacy and CollisionMax.
One of the most popular questions asked by readers since the launch of Warminster Patch in 2010 has been, "When are they going to build that new Wawa?" From the looks of things, the answer is "very soon." A temporary fence has been installed and construction vehicles are hard at work on preparing the site between the CVS Pharmacy and CollisionMax on Street Road for the coming of the popular convenience store/sandwich shop/gas station. A separate Beneficial Savings Bank building is also planned for the same parcel. The project had been delayed for years over site plans, traffic light issues, driveway access, reducing the nuisance for the nearby residential neighborhood, and, near the end, just getting the final paperwork filed.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Township administrators will seek written confirmation from Jarvis regarding her unexpected decision at the end of Thursday's meeting.
Thursday night's relatively routine supervisors meeting, which included the final approval of the development plans for a long anticipated Wawa, ended with the surprising declaration by a visibly frustrated Supervisor Ellen Jarvis that she was resigning her seat. During the supervisor comment session at the end of the agenda, Jarvis had brought up an issue regarding the compenation of township tax collector Barbara Loftus. She believed that Warminster had overpaid Loftus for her services and wanted to have a public discussion on the matter placed on the next agenda. Township solicitor Mary Eberle stated that she and township manager Richard Manfredi had investigated the matter and found no discrepencies. Eberle's explanation was enough for…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Representatives from the company hope to solve the access problem for the proposed store on Street Road.
Warminster's Planning Commission will hear tonight at 7 p.m. Wawa's solution to a major sticking point on the proposed new location on Street Road, next to the CVSand across from Norwood Ave. Final approval for the site has been held up for months by the driveway configuration. Developers and the township supervisors have been struggling to find the best way to get traffic in and out of the property. With a promise to surrounding neighborhoods not to create an exit through Norwood Ave., which sits behind the site, and the inability to erect a traffic light so close to Mearns Road, the options are limited. The best case scenario that has been suggested so far has been constructing a east and westbound entrance on Street Road that will only…
Friday, July 15, 2011
What's going on around town today.
At the township board of supervisors meeting Thursday night, representatives for the WaWa at Davisville and County Line roads offered a preliminary plan for expanding the store, redesigning the parking lot entrances and installing gas pumps. The Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum will host a special celebration of John Glenn's 90th birthday and the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the museum, 780 Falcon Circle, Sunday at 2 p.m. Sunny skies this weekend with highs in the 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor and chief executive of News International, has resigned in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, News International told CNN. Brooks, who was editor at the …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Development along Street Road moves ahead while Shenandoah Woods reuse plan tries to tackle HUD roadblock.
Thursday night’s three and-a-half-hour meeting of the Warminster Board of Supervisors covered a lot of ground – literally and figuratively. In an unusual bi-partisan vote, the Board voted unanimously to approve preliminary plans for land development presented by WaWa. Representatives from the convenience store chain presented their plans for a new store and gas station on Street Road next to the new CVS. Several Board members expressed concern that the plans allowed for only one entrance and exit onto Street Road. Given the high level of traffic on Street Road between York and Mearns roads, multiple issues were raised concerning traffic backup at the only proposed Street Road access to the popular convenience store. WaWa representatives…