McDonald's Withdraws Current Application for Newtown Location

But the applicant will be resubmitting without the need for any zoning relief, according to attorney Ed Murphy.


McDonald's has withdrawn its current application for a Newtown location, Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor James Auchinleck announced Thursday.

Ed Murphy, the lawyer representing the applicant, confirmed the application has been withdrawn from the Zoning Hearing Board. But, he said, the applicant will be resubmitting a plan that does not require zoning relief. No further details were provided.

The hearing in front of the zoning board began in February and was to be continued this month, but the special meeting on the application scheduled for April 12 has been cancelled.

The application sought zoning relief to exceed the driveway aisle width requirement for a 3,911 square-foot fast food restaurant in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center. McDonald's proposed demolishing a 6,000 square foot building adjacent to  to construct a 58-seat restaurant with a drive-through window.

McDonald's needed zoning relief because the township’s ordinance requires all cart ways to be a minimum of 25 feet in width and was seeking to construct a drive-through window aisle that’s 18 feet wide in some areas.

Renee September 27, 2012 at 06:06 PM
go drive to Trader Joe's if we want McDonalds drive to Richboro. No need to put one here in Newtown.
Renee September 27, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Now Cosi is gone, But Why put in a McDonald's. Businesses are fine but a franchise is different then the businesses we should be supporting. We have enough pizza and burger joints in town.
Renee September 27, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I prefer the quality of life and want a nice community I don't believe McDonald fits in this community.
Renee September 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM
if I want a burger I go to the non franchise local restaurants. They may not be a dollar or four dollars but they are very good and healthier for me.
Renee September 27, 2012 at 06:19 PM
They have always said they want to preserve our open spaces, I hope they stick to it.


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