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Old Navy Aims To Build At Newtown Shopping Center, Chick-fil-A Expanding

The lot in the shopping center where the Old Navy is proposed. Credit: Google Maps

Old Navy is eyeing the Newtown Shopping Center as the location of the clothing retailer’s newest location. 

Officials from the Newtown Township Planning Commission recently heard a proposal for a 12,500-square-foot, stand-along Old Navy store on an empty plot of land that sits between Bed Bath and Beyond and Piccolo Trattoria and backs up to the Council Rock High School North property. 

The Old Navy would use existing parking and also add more spots. A traffic study is expected to show that the addition of the new store would not complicate the shopping center’s traffic situation, shopping center represents told the Planning Commission. 

The Chick-fil-A in the Newtown Shopping Center plans to construct a 400-square-foot kitchen addition and rework the traffic flow around the popular eatery.  The addition would not add any seats. 

Peggy Driscoll, vice chair of the planning commission, told the Board of Supervisors this week that the Chick-fil-A proposal is due to the restaurant being so busy. 

The planners were fine with requested variances for the Old Navy proposal and Chick-fil-A.

The plans will go before the Zoning Hearing Board and would still have to be approved by the Supervisors. 

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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001