The issue over a new Wawa gas station has divided the township and its residents over the last couple of months, but soon enough there will be a decision one way or the other if it will be allowed to be built.
After much deliberating between the township commissioners at Monday's meeting, a hearing date of Nov. 13 was set to determine if the township will change its zoning code to allow construction.
The land that Goodman Properties wishes to build on is currently zoned Town Center and does not allow gas stations. Some Commissioners who are opposed to a new Wawa maintain that by amending the zoning code it could have a negative impact on the township and surrounding businesses.
New projects like this seem to be happening in a lot of surrounding communities. A couple of months ago local residents in Lower Moreland were upset to learn of a Wawa gas station being built at Red Lion Rd. & Philmont Avenue.
After many propsals, presentations and debates, the township zoning code was eventually changed and construction began.