Opposition to Proposed Hatboro Wawa Resurfaces
Over four years have passed since the last proposal by Wawa to develop a store in Hatboro at Horsham and York roads was defeated, and now opposition to its new plan is growing, writes Michael Tanenbaum for Philly.com.
Despite the popularity of Wawa, a surprising number of people are against the construction of a new gas station at this busy intersection. Already more than 200 people have signed a Change.org petition to get the latest plan blocked.
The project from Buckingham Retail Properties would create a 5,600-square-foot Wawa store along with six gas pumps.
A similar proposal in March 2012 was stopped in its tracks after over 300 local residents protested during a public meeting. The key complaints were that the new store would increase congestion at the busy intersection, cause floodwater damage and decrease nearby home values.
The complaints are not without merit, as there is already a Wawa without a gas station just a few blocks north along and another at the split of PA-611 to PA-263.
“Wawa Impedes on Small Town Life,” says this year’s petition. “We Said No Once: It’s Still No!”
Read more about the opposition to the proposed Wawa store at Philly.com by clicking here.
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