Developer Allan Smith, who has submitted three conditional use applications to Newtown Borough for the development of the former Stockburger Chevrolet site, has released a sketch of the public piazza included in one of those proposals.
Smith is proposing a mixed-use development called Stocking Works II for the site, however, the size and scope of the plan is currently up in the air. A conditional use hearing for Plan A, which has 121 condos, 40,904 square feet of commercial space, a parking garage as well as underground residential parking,
On Tuesday, Smith released the images of what Plan B would look like. That plan, which is currently not being considered by the borough, features civic amenities such as a creek walk and a public square. The piazza would be located at Centre Ave and South State Street.
Plan B includes the development of two additional acres -- the State Store property plus the adjacent municipal lot – and includes 109 condos and 42,700 square feet of commercial space.
Smith said his firm used its studies of the local architecture to create the renditions for Plan B, which isn’t currently being considered because Smith doesn’t own the one-acre municipal parking lot site. Smith, who owns the State Store property, was the former owner of the municipal lot property but donated it to the borough several years ago.
Plan C eliminates the 210-space parking garage that is included in Plan A and B.
Plan C also reduces the number of residential condominiums to 78 and the commercial square footage to 23,155. The Stockburger buildings on site, which will be demolished, total approximately 15,000 square feet. Plan C has 116 surface parking spots as well as underground residential parking for the condos.