Beneficial Bank Hearing To Resume Wednesday
The bank is seeking conditional use approval to construct a branch with three drive-through windows at the site of the former Stockburger showroom on Sycamore Street.
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors will continue a Conditional Use hearing Wednesday for an application to put a Beneficial Bank on Sycamore Street.
The hearing is being continued from last month, when the supervisors reviewed the issue at two separate meetings.
The most recent continuance came at the suggestion of Bradford Lare, an attorney for the Sycamore Street Community Association. Lare said the association’s traffic engineer wanted the opportunity to look over the applicant’s testimony related to traffic.
The bank is seeking to construct a branch with three drive-through windows at the site of the former Stockburger showroom on Sycamore Street. The applicant has proposed facing the bank towards Richboro Road and 7-11.
That positioning has irked some township officials, who say the plan as proposed is contrary to the vision for that part of town.
Last month, Newtown Township’s Planning Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors deny the Conditional Use application for the proposal. The commission took the stance based on issues with the site configuration and the fact that it is inconsistent with the township’s vision for that portion of town.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Township Administration building. Click here to view the full agenda.