NEWTOWN, PA — A Georgia-based senior dwelling firm is trying to construct an 86-unit assisted dwelling facility subsequent to the location of a proposed Wawa gasoline station and comfort retailer in Newtown Township.
The sketch plans submitted by Lotus Park Senior Living, which runs senior facilities in Georgia and South Carolina, name for a 25,000 sq. foot, three-story assisted dwelling facility at Lower Silver Lake Road. The property is bordered by Lower Silver Lake Road to the west and the Newtown Bypass to the east.
Access to the location can be by the adjoining property, also referred to as the proposed “Super Wawa” growth, the place Philadelphia-area developer The Provco Group is trying to construct a Wawa gasoline station and comfort retailer.
The senior heart can be positioned within the township’s Office Research (OR) Zoning District, the place nursing properties should not one of many permitted makes use of beneath the present zoning ordinance, township planners from CKS Engineers wrote in a March 12 letter to Township Manager Micah Lewis. That will finally be simply one among roughly a dozen variances the developer is requesting from the township.
In their letter, planners beneficial that the developer contemplating offering different emergency entry to the location within the occasion that the entranceway by the proposed Wawa growth is blocked. They additionally beneficial extra walkways, sidewalks or trails together with crosswalks be supplied to the constructing alongside the driveway to the adjoining Wawa property and alongside all parking areas, together with the parking space on the adjoining PECO property.
The township’s board of supervisors mentioned the mission at its Monday work session, although it was not up for a vote. The mission will want approval from the township’s planning and zoning boards earlier than supervisors can determine its destiny.
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