Wawa files appeal to borough council
Act II of Wawa’s campaign to build a convenience store on Fayette Street in Conshohocken began earlier this month when the company known for hoagies and gasoline sales appealed a spring denial for a zoning change.
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The appeal by PPF challenges the validity of the residential zoning district, asks for an interpretation of the zoning changes that were originally requested and asks for zoning variances that would allow construction to proceed, said Christine Stetler, the Conshohocken community developPHnW DnG ]RnLnJ RIfiFHU.
Both Stetler and Borough Manager Francis Marabella refused to release a copy of the Wawa zoning application.
The Times Herald, Montgomery 0HGLD’V VLVWHU SuEOLFDWLRn, fiOHG D Pennsylvania Right to Know request for the zoning appeal. Stetler said a Conshohocken developer, a local blogger and a group that has opposed the Wawa development had DOVR fiOHG 57. UHTuHVWV IRU WKH DSpeal document.
The Conshohocken Zoning Hear- ing Board will hold a public hearing on the zoning appeal at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Washington Fire Company banquet hall.
Stetler said the Wawa appeal document would be distributed to members of the zoning board late last week and released to the public the next day.
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