John Mack - Newtown Supervisor
Save the Woods

Save the Woods

Arcadia Green’s latest proposal to build 85 single-family homes on land near the intersection of Buck Road and Newtown Bypass, calls for egress traffic to pass through roads in the Newtown Crossing development (read more about that in the October 12, 2017, issue of Newtown News Update here).

Many residents of that community oppose the plan. The final hearing before the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) was held on Tuesday night, December 5, 2017 (read the Bucks County Courier Times report here).

Save the Woods Petition

Meanwhile, residents of Newtown Crossing have posted a petition on Facebook (here) urging the Newtown BOS to vote NO. The petition cites “several areas of safety concern,” including:

  • Traffic, access to property
  • Demolishing a house in Newtown Crossing and replacing it with a road into a cul-de-sac
  • Houses potentially being built on an existing retention basin

To date, almost 350 people have signed the petition. Some comments include:

“This proposed development will change the character of our neighborhood and negatively impact our quality of life. Enough is enough. Open space is scarce. Let's preserve the tiny bit we have left.”

“I reside on High Street and the additional traffic on my cul-de-sac is a safety concern for my family.”

A decision by the Newtown BOS on this project is expected to be made at the scheduled December, 27, 2017, public meeting.

I am opposed to this project because it will destroy precious open space and adversely impact the neighboring communities. I, like most residents speaking at the hearings, am especially concerned about the traffic problems this development will cause. The plan also lacks an easy way for residents of the proposed community to commute to work and to visit the shops and activities in Newtown.

Posted on 09 Dec 2017, 12:13 - Category: Development

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