Abington Board to Hear Wawa Application Tonight

The Abington Board of Commissioners will hear a zoning ordinance amendment linked to the development of a Wawa in the 800 block of Old York Road tonight at 7:30 p.m.


It's sizing up to be quite a meeting, so get to the township building early. 

Tonight, the Abington Board of Commissioners will consider a zoning ordinance amendment filed by Provco Goodman Jenkintown, L.P. which would essentially get the ball rolling on the development of a Wawa store and fueling station in the 800 block of Old York Road, near Baeder and Hilltop roads. The property is now vacant (though someone is selling Christmas trees on the site).

The planning commission, which is an advisory council, voted last month to reject the amendment by a vote of 5-4. 

See that story here.

Planning commission board members Catherine Gauthier, Ronald Rosen, Charles Carter, Lucy Strackhouse and David Good voted to reject the ordinance.

Many residents are against the proposed Wawa and many of them are showing their disdain for the proposed convenience store/gas station by putting anti-Wawa lawn signs on their property. At prior meetings, many residents voiced concern over the potential of increased traffic in the area. Some residents are not happy about the fact that the Wawa will be open 24/7.

The special meeting will happen tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the township building. 

Check out previous stories, and what people had to say in the "comments section," by visiting the links below.



Kay December 06, 2012 at 01:44 PM
What they need is some NEW markets.. Giant has everything tied up..
Crazy D December 06, 2012 at 01:55 PM
This area needs a super Wawa. If you need gas after 10pm everyone is closed. The same people on baeder road with NO Wawa signs will be the first people getting gas and hoagies. This area is a great location for a 24 hour Wawa.
Victor B. Krievins December 06, 2012 at 02:22 PM
ken Cruz December 06, 2012 at 08:34 PM
They need a Wawa right there... Exxon on 611 I n Jenkintown is 30 cents higher then any other station I've seen...bc their is no other gas stations around..
Victor B. Krievins December 07, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Wawa ordinance passed 7-6


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