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Borough Zoning Board to Review Steeple View Project Tonight

The Steeple View project currently includes a three-story, mixed-use building that would be constructed adjacent to the Sedia house at South State and Penn streets

The Newtown Borough Zoning Hearing Board will discuss the Steeple View application tonight at 7 p.m. at the Newtown Sewer Authority Building, 15 S. Congress St.

The Steeple View project currently includes a three-story, mixed-use building that would be constructed adjacent to the Sedia house at South State and Penn streets. The proposal would feature the state wine and spirits store on the ground level and residential units above.

The Newtown Borough Planning Commission last week gave preliminary approval to the plans. The Planning Commision will review the proposal again for final approval. The proposal will also go before Newtown Borough Council for review. A date for that review has not yet been scheduled.

Developer Allan Smith, who owns the current state store property on Centre Avenue, is seeking to relocate the store to a building on South State Street.

According to officials, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, which leases the space from Smith, is pushing to update its stores so they are larger and more customer-friendly.  

Smith said a lease has been signed for the new State Store and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

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