Reporting Brad Segall
By Brad Segall
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (CBS) — The battle over a proposal to bring a Super Wawa to the borough of Conshohocken in Montgomery County is expected to heat up again on Wednesday night as supporters and opponents are expected to pack a public hearing.
Wawa is asking for a text amendment to the zoning code that will allow the local chain to build a convenience store with ten gasoline bays on property at 11th and Fayette Streets, the site of the former Moore Chevrolet dealership.
The proposal has sparked lots of debate.
Supporters say it will generate tax revenue and bring jobs. Opponents like real estate developer Gary DeMedio worry about traffic congestion and property values.
“We have been trying for years to marry the lower end of Fayette Street with the upper end of Fayette Street by creating a more walkable commercial district,” DeMedio says, “and we’ve been successful with it.”
This will be the third and final opportunity for the public to address the proposal.
The Planning Commission has already recommended that Borough Council turn down the amendment.
The hearing will be held at the Washington Fire House beginning at 7 p.m.