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Thanks, Supervisor Mack, for protecting Newtown Twp


This letter is regarding the article in the (July 20) Herald about a developer seeking to bar Newtown Township Supervisor John Mack from an upcoming vote on the proposed 245-unit multi-story apartment building on Lower Silver Lake Road near the Newtown Bypass.

People in the area were opposed to the approval of the Wawa in Newtown because they feared that, with the change in zoning, developers would pursue building on the bypass. That is what has happened with this developer and there is another on the way.

I suppose there will probably be others until there is no open space left on the bypass. The Villas of Shady Brook and a Wegmans being built will bring more traffic onto the bypass.

Newtown has had an influx of building in the township, including a proposed development in the township called Corners of Newtown Place, a 120-unit apartment building at the intersection of Sycamore Street and Richboro Road at the heart of the Sycamore Street corridor. There is a large Steeple View Redevelopment project that a developer is proposing at the old liquor store site in the borough with residential buildings, retail and a restaurant. The parking is considered a problem as well as the exiting from the site. Newtown residents should be thankful to township Supervisor John Mack for looking out for our community.

Marie Hutchinson, Newtown Borough

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