Borough to Write Letter of Concern to Township Supervisors, Zoning Board
Council President Julia Woldorf will address the council's concern for undeveloped property in a letter to the township supervisors and zoning board.
Newtown Borough council decided at Wednesday night's meeting to write a letter to the township addressing ongoing concern about undeveloped property.
Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 10, Newtown Township's Zoning Hearing Board will meet to discuss a revised plan for the former Acme site—The Promenade—on Sycamore Street. The plan has room for 116 parking spaces, which is 36 shy of what is required by township rules, and is part of the Borough's concern.
"It's important to formally register concern," Borough councilmember Mike Sellers said.
He added that it is necessary to send a letter of ongoing concern for the property that "remains to be an undeveloped eyesore." Though the property is not in the borough, he said it is registering concern in the borough, because "the eyesore continues to sit at our doorstep."
Councilmember John Burke suggested focusing the letter on the borough's concern of parking, not on how the property looks.
The council voted and agreed that President Julia Woldorf would compose a letter to both the township supervisors and the zoning board that will register the council's concern over the reduction of parking spots, and suggest that the township considers the interest of both communities when discussing plans for the property.