A 10-pump, 24-hour gas station and 5,000-square-foot convenience store is coming to the Five Points intersection area after a conditional use approval Monday night by Montgomery Township Supervisors following a public hearing, according to Dan Sokil of The Reporter.
The 2.236-acre property at 741 Bethlehem Pike is located on the northbound side of Route 309 and southbound Horsham Road, near the Five Points intersection; it formerly housed businesses such as Golf Etc., Superstarz Kidz Salon and Mattress Giant, according to a January The Reporter article. The property is between Route 309/Bethlehem Pike and Horsham Road, and between the old Montgomery Township Schoolhouse and a Hess gas station.
The one-story strip mall will be demolished.
Applicants for the conditional use, according to Montgomery Township board summaries, is Giant Food Stores, of Carlisle, Pa., and Horsham Realty Associates, of Fort Washington.
The convenience store is permitted under the current C-Commercial District zoning, and a conditional use hearing was needed for the gas pumps, according to the summary.
According to the conditional use application, the fueling area would have five double-sided pumps under a 140-foot by 28-foot canopy. The pumps would be on the western side of the property along Bethlehem Pike.
There will be two entrances into the property: a right-in/right-out only access from Bethlehem Pike and a full-movement access drive on Horsham Road.
Traffic Planning and Design’s traffic impact study was completed at a 12-pump Giant to Go at Landis Valley Road and Oregon Pike in Lancaster County, Pa., according to the conditional use application. At the week day peak hour morning counts (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and weekday evening peak hour counts (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Traffic Planning and Design counted an average of 5 vehicles and a maximum of 10 vehicles, and an average of 15 vehicles and a maximum of 24 vehicles, respectively. A Saturday peak hour study (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) counted an average of 16 vehicles and a maximum of 23 vehicles, according to the application.