The materials posted here will be presented by representatives of Wawa Inc. to the Olde Towne Civic League (OTCL) on January 24. Members of  the OTCL will take a vote on that date whether to endorse the construction of the convenience store at London and Effingham. While this is a vote on whether to endorse the convenience store at that site, there are still outstanding questions regarding security, lighting, aesthetics. The design team that has been working with Wawa Inc. have asked for more representative drawings and greater attention to details that will ensure the store's exterior is consistent with the neighboring architecture. In addition there are still concerns about the sales of single-sale alcohol, especially given the store's proximity to a child care center.

We are providing these materials to allow league members to arrive at the meeting well-informed and ready to ask questions and, ultimately, vote on a league endorsement of the project. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday evening for the 7 p.m. meeting; doors to the King Street entrance to the Trinity Church hall open at 6:30 p.m. for our pre-meeting social, with drinks and light refreshments.

The Effingham Street site, before and after development.

Lighting plan

To read the (lengthy) traffic impact analysis, click here.

The earlier information package is shown below.

Wawa proposes to replace the Exxon filling station at the north-eastern corner of Effingham and London with a filling station and a convenience store to the east of it on London Street. For a report on the meetings to date, click here.

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