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Building Eyed by McDonald's to be Rented

McDonald's had proposed demolishing the 6,000 square foot building adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank to construct a 58-seat restaurant with a drive-through window.

The space at the Village of Newtown Shopping Center that was being eyed for demolition to make way for a McDonald's will be rented, officials told Patch.

"This probably eliminates the idea that McDonald's will move to purchase the building," explained township supervisor Rob Ciervo.

Ciervo said the township recently learned the owner of the Village of Newtown Shopping Center is seeking to rent the space. He said the entity looking to rent is an urgent care facility, which would need to come before the township for conditional use approval.

McDonald's had proposed demolishing the 6,000 square foot building adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank to construct a 58-seat restaurant with a drive-through window.

But after a months-long hearing in front of the township's zoning board, McDonald's in April withdrew its application for a Newtown location. At that time, the lawyer representing McDonald's said the applicant would be resubmitting a plan that would not require zoning relief. 

The application, which drew resistance from nearby neighborhoods, sought zoning relief to exceed the driveway aisle width requirement for a 3,911 square-foot fast food restaurant.

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.

See related links: 

  • No Action Taken On McDonald's Application
  • Planning Commission To Review Plans For McDonald's Tonight
  • McDonald's Hearing Continued Until March
  • Residents Continue to Oppose McDonald's
  • McDonald's Withdraws Current Application for Newtown Location
  • McDonald's Set To Appear Before Zoning Hearing Board Thursday

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angel November 09, 2012 at 07:21 PM
next question...what kind of urgent care facility??? anyone have info on that??? and no, i did not frequent a fast food establishment during the power outage. i try to avoid that kind of food, no offense, mcd's! it's all about the almighty dollor, people. quaint is gone b/c proprieters can't afford the rent here.
the REAL VOICE November 11, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Very Good !
the REAL VOICE November 11, 2012 at 01:51 PM
BS, Clivden sticks its nose in Everyones business, especialy when it's in your backyard !
the REAL VOICE November 11, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Welcome to the 21st Century! It was amazing the way U kept progress away 4 so many years, being that Newtown is SO close to TWO major cities ! Have another one and go back to sleep !
Man Landers November 11, 2012 at 02:11 PM
My advice is to quit complaining, cash in on your increased property values and find another place to live before it's too late. "Remember when" is the lowest form of conversation.

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