Royersford Council Hears Building Plans
Two projects, one residential and one business, were presented to council at Tuesday's meeting.
Tom Smith of Bercek and Smith Engineering spoke to Royersford Borough Council on behalf of two clients on Tuesday evening at the council's regular meeting.
In both cases, Smith was looking for approval from council to proceed with planning the projects with his clients.
Smith showed maps and discussed preliminary plans with council as a precursor to the land development process.
Joining Smith were the Patel family, owners of several Dunkin' Donuts shops around the area.
The Patels are hoping to develop the empty lot near 780 Main Street, one of the corner lots where Lewis Road and Main Street meet, and build a new Dunkin' Donuts shop with a drive-through lane.
Smith advised council that PennDOT has approved the preliminary plans, subject to traffic studies.
The Patels told council they plan to keep the entrance on Main Street as far from the corner as possible.
"60% of the traffic is drive-through," said Smith. "People would come in off Main Street, go through the drive-through and exit onto Lewis. We would provide a bypass lane back on to Lewis Road."
Smith also attended to represent Matt and Susan Moran, who hope to build a residential home near 7th Avenue and Pine Street.
The Morans came to the council meeting because the property they hope to purchase will need a driveway that connects with an existing three-way stop.
The Morans' lot will be a flag-shaped lot with a driveway extending from the house to 7th Avenue.
Several council members asked why the driveway couldn't be located elsewhere.
"Our future neighbor doesn't want to sell any part of his property, [nor does he] want us cutting across the front of his property," Matt Moran said. "We'd have to put the driveway right in front of his house."
Council agreed to allow the Morans to continue with their plans.
Both projects still have to go through the borough subdivision and land development process.