Connect with us

Human Interest - Bristol Borough

Exclusive: Auto Dealership Moving into Open Space on Bath St

Published

on

The for rent sign standing in the empty lot at the corner of Bath Street and Rt 13 can come down now as a new tenant is taking moving into the space, years after Lukoil shut operations down.

Direct Auto Sales (DAS) will be moving into 802 Bath Street pending final approval from the planning commission and council, Lower Bucks Source confirmed last week. 

The auto dealer also operates a site in Philadelphia on State Road. 

Spokesman for the property, Ilya Vorbey of RE/MAX Elite, said the next hurdle for the auto sales business, hopefully the final step, is going before the Borough Planning Commision next month at the earliest and getting their approval before seeking borough approval. 

Lukoil abandoned and closed the gas station operating there in late 2017 – early 2018.

Cedit: JoAnne Ames Lower Bucks Source

Gas tanks and the station building which also housed a two bay mechanics shop now removed is at a prime location and one of three entry points into Bristol Borough from Route 13.

The new renters of the now vacant lot sitting at 802 Bath St went before the Bristol Borough Zoning Board earlier this month and had a series of variance requests approved, said a spokesman for the site. 

802 Bath Limited Liability Company, according to zoning board records, appeared at the September 6 Zoning Board meeting  appealing a prior zoning board hearing decision. 

Vorbey said the variances requested are due to the new planned construction. 

The auto dealer sells vehicles of all sorts ranging from Audi to Volvo, and all makes, models and body styles in between. According to Direct Auto Sales in Philadelphia’s website the dealership also takes trade-ins

Vorbey said accessory repairs will also be offered to DAS customers. 

According to Realty.com the property is approximately 27,000 sq feet and the property owners were willing to lease a lot or build to suit the high traffic location. 

The site is zoned highway commercial. Permitted uses are: Bank, Auto/Boat/RV sales, Car Wash, Check Cashing Facility, Restaurants, according to the Borough Zoning Code.

We’re really hoping that construction can be completed within the next four months but we realize we still have some steps to go through before opening, Vorbey said. 

These are still preliminary and colors will most likely change he said about the renderings of the building to be constructed

 

The news comes on the heels of the recent announcements of Rite Aide and the state operated wine and spirits outlet in the Bristol Plaza closing by the end of September.

Demolition of Lukoil Gas Station, May 2019.
Credit: Lower Bucks Source

 

 

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Cops, Courts & Fire -Lower Makefield Township

Did You Lose Tools in Lower Makefield Recently?

Published

on

The Lower Makefield Police Department seeking the rightful owner of tools found on Glenn Drive officials said in a press release Thursday

According to Lower Makefield Township Police Department they recently come into possession of found items on Glen Dr., and we are looking to reunite them with their rightful owner(s). If you have lost any property recently, please take a moment to check if these might belong to you.  If you believe these are your items, please contact the Detectives Division at 215-493-4055 during our business hours Hopefully the tools will be returned to the rightful owner so we can try and do the natural and report out who found the tools and got the police department involved.

Continue Reading

Human Interest - Bristol Borough

Bristol Borough Announces Changes to Sidewalk Repair Program, Children Related Events Announced

Published

on

Bristol Borough announced changes coming to the controversial sidewalk program it instituted last year after a number of complaints about the overall health of the sidewalks in the small, compacted locality.

Beginning last May, Borough code enforcement officials undertook an initiative to inspect sidewalks throughout the walkable community.

According to LevittownNow.com, borough officials completed walking inspections in 50 percent of the town finding 155 violations with 132 of those homeowners granted extensions to repair or replace the sidewalks.

The sidewalk violations and citations were met with intense push back in the community and on local social media pages. Several posters and dozens of commenters called for the firing of Inspector John Miller and the recently hired code enforcement staff.

The current incarnation of the effort is over, Council President Ralph DiGuiseppe said at Monday night’s council meeting.

“We started a sidewall program based on the course our inspectors went out and took. It’s very clear that if there is a sidewalk that can create a tripping problem …the homeowner has to fix them. It worked but it’s been  a disaster.”

Going on, he said, we just finished surveying the entire borough last week, and we has a meeting with the solicitor prior to finishing, DiGuiseppe said, and now were going to change the whole program and handle it differently. If there is a sidewalk not in compliance – meaning a tripping problem or a danger to someone, the borough will send a letter to that resident whether it’s a rental property or homeowner, stating your sidewalk is not in compliance and that it should be repaired. For some reason you don’t repair it and for some reason someone gets hurt, Bristol Borough is putting you on notice.

“So, we’re not forcing you to do anything” he said, adding the Borough tried to work with everyone on the issue in any way possible.

“We did get a lot of lawsuits and we did get a lot of complaints from people that tripped and busted their face open. We asked people if they wanted to come to Council and talk about some of the things that happened to them. And they really didn’t want to get involved on TV. There were some serious injuries over sidewalks that people got hurt on,” DiGuiseppe said.

Borough Solicitor Jeff Garton said he was going to check and make sure the Borough sidewalk ordinance is consistent with what the council president laid out.

“We’re not walking the streets anymore, We did it one time, it’s over and we’re done with it,” DiGuiseppe said emphatically.


In related Council items:

August 6 will be the Bristol Borough’s National Night Out event  at the Snyder-Girotti Elementary School fields off of Buckley and Beaver Streets, beginning  at 5:30 p.m.

August 7 (a Wednesday) will be Kids Night at the St Ann /St Mark Carnival this year. Bristol Environmental will once again sponsor the event that is free to all Boro children. More details to be released coming soon.

Council tabled the motion to take over the property located at 636 Race Street due to redevelopment interest from Habitat for Humanity.

Continue Reading

Health - Bensalem Township

Bucks County Issues Excessive Heat Warning through Thursday

Published

on

By

The County of Bucks has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through Thursday, with high temperatures expected to for the next several days.

The extended stretch of days with temperatures above 90 degrees has prompted the opening of cooling centers in Upper, Central and Lower Bucks that are available for seniors and people experiencing homelessness seeking refuge from the heat.

The following cooling centers will operate from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day unless otherwise noted:

Bensalem Senior Citizens Association
1850 Byberry Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-638-7720

Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center
580 Delmon Avenue
Warminster, PA 18974
215-672-8380

Bristol Borough Senior Center
301 Wood Street
Bristol, PA 19007
215-788-9238

Bristol Township Senior Center
2501 Bath Rd.
Bristol, PA 19007
215-785-6322

Morrisville Senior Service Center
31 E. Cleveland Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067
215-295-0567

 Palisades Middle School Library
4710 Durham Road
Kintnersville, PA 18930
*OPEN 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. MONDAY; 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. TUESDAY*

Quakertown Masonic Lodge
501 W. Broad Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
267-450-5191

Riegelsville Borough Hall
615 Easton Road
Riegelsville, PA 18077
610-749-2726
 *OPEN 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Senior centers throughout Bucks County also are open and available daily to residents 55 and over. Check with your local senior center for hours of operation and details.

The county generally issues an Excessive Heat Warning when the National Weather Service forecasts daytime temperatures will reach 95 degrees by 11 a.m. on two or more consecutive days, or when heat indexes will reach 100 degrees on any given day.

Municipalities or nonprofit agencies interested in participating in this program in the future should contact Bucks County Emergency Services at 215-340-8700.

 

 

Continue Reading

NOAA Weather

Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, PA

Last Updated on Jun 5 2024, 7:54 am EDT

Current Conditions: Fog/Mist

NOAA Icon

Temp: 68°F

Wind: East at 5mph

Humidity: 87%

Dewpoint: 64.0°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance

Subscribe to E-Letter


Categories

Trending