With the recent Wawa debacle in Hatboro, it begs the question: How do retail establishments affect residential real estate?
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Gina Wherry
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
If you’ve been watching the evening news or reading Patch.com, you probably have heard tidbits of the tug of war between town residents and Wawa Corporation on proposed new stores next to neighborhoods. It’s currently happening in Hatboro and Cherry Hill, NJ. So, how do these retail entities really affect the value of residential real estate? Many of the residents in both of these towns have voiced how they will be affected by noise and traffic next to a non-stop 24-7, 365-day business. The strongest opinions usually come from the neighbors whose homes abut the property that Wawa is looking to build Super Wawas on. And, with good reason, for they have the most to lose and I’m not talking just financially, but also in quality of life…
Monday night's Zoning Hearing Board meeting saw four applications from township residents, of which three were passed and one was tabled.
Monday night's Zoning Hearing Board meeting saw four applications from township residents, of which three were passed and one was tabled. The most interesting application was that of the Caddick family of 1813 Howe Lane in Maple Glen. Mr. Caddick has intentions to build a large garage to house a collection of rare cars, including a limited issue Camaro and military-grade humvee. The meeting had a moment of humor when Mr. Caddick also described activity from some unfriendly critters. Emphasizing the need to safely house his vehicles, Mr. Caddick attested that "squirrels got up into [his] daughter's car and chewed through some of the wires." The garage, which includes two lifts to help house the vehicles, was approved. The application that …