According to the The Times Herald, a partnership by two well-known developers has been in talks with West Norriton for some time to build a Wawa with full-service gas station and an adjacent Citadel Bank branch on the site of the former Gateway Diner site and the former gas station adjacent to it.
According to West Norriton Township Manager Jason Bobst, Pinewood Trooper Associates LP, a partnership formed by developers Joseph Botta and Bruce Goodman, was scheduled to meet with the planning commission on Monday night to review site plans, but scheduling problems forced the commissioners to cancel the meeting. The developers will meet with township officials on Wednesday to discuss the plans and will most likely be reviewed by the planning commission at their January meeting, if not before then.
According to the Herald, the planned 5,500-square-foot Wawa would have 16 pumps on four covered islands on the former Gateway Diner site, while the 3,800-square-foot Citadel Bank would occupy the corner of West Main Street and Trooper Road where the former gas station sits.
"This has been talked about for two years," Bobst told the Herald. "Originally they were looking at the Norristown Ford site in Lower Providence. We welcome them with open arms. We are trying to encourage the development of that corner into a gateway into West Norriton."
Read more details about the proposed development here.