JT’s Auto Sales Previews Vehicle Lot Expansion

Planning Commission Chair Frank Cebular (at top left) and member Bill Keohane examine documents at the start of Monday’s meeting

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Revised subdivision and land development plans for proposed expansion of the existing car lot at JT’s Wheels and Deals Auto Sales, 2012 N. Charlotte St., were previewed for informational purposes Monday (Oct. 18, 2021) by the Lower Pottsgrove Planning Commission. Its members and the township’s engineering representative said they generally liked what they saw.

The plans have not yet been submitted for the commission’s formal review, and so were not acted upon. That may occur within the next month or two, company officials said.

The firm earlier purchased an adjacent home and acreage at 2050 N. Charlotte St. After discussion with the township, it intends to subdivide slightly less than an acre of that property and annex it to the 2012 N. Charlotte lot to provide more room for its vehicles for sale. Both properties are located within an R-1 residential zoning district.

The township Zoning Hearing Board during February (2021) granted variances to JT’s to allow a non-conforming use of the property, expansion of the non-conforming use, and a dimensional variance that allows the remaining portion of the 2050 N. Charlotte lot to be of a size less than the two acres required under township law.

Since then, company representative Jimmy Treichler said, its engineers have conducted ground percolation and infiltration test results, which he shared with the planners and township engineering representative Craig Bonenberger of McCarthy Engineering. Bonenberger said he was impressed by and satisfied with their numbers, and acknowledged the company would need a “relatively small septic system” to accompany the project.

Treichler said his intent was to show planners the company had created a cleaner, more simplified plan for the adjoining parcels and the annexation. When the plans finally arrive at the Planning Commission to seek its official recommendation for approval by the township Board of Commissioners, Bonenberger said he foresaw few issues or problems.

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