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Three Retail Stores Planned Near Fogelsville Weis

The development plan, at 7801 Glenlivet Drive West, includes a multi-unit retail building, a bank and a restaurant. Construction could start as early as this summer.

Construction on three retail establishments -- a multi-unit retail building, a bank and a restaurant -- could begin as early as this summer if submitted plans are accepted later this year by the Upper Macungie Planning Commission.

"We're hoping to get construction begun by fall, but it could start as early as summer," said Christopher Falnecki, president of Weiser Engineering Consultants of Wernersville. "I didn't hear anything [Wednesday] night that would indicate otherwise."

The owner of the property at 7801 Glenlivet Drive West, Weis Markets Inc. of Sunbury, and the equitable owner, Route 100 Associates LLP of Hamburg, submitted a preliminary plan to township planners Wednesday night.

The 2.906-acre property plan would house a 9,375-square-foot multi-use retail establishment. The restaurant building is pegged at 3,600 square feet. The bank property is slated at 3,909 square feet.

Site improvements will consist of at least 99 new parking spaces, access and utilities for the three new facilities.

The commission's approval, which would have to come at a future meeting, is also subject to approval by the township's Board of Supervisors.

The commission noted representatives from Weis Markets will come before the Upper Macungie Zoning Hearing Board at a later date to propose a separate plan for a gasoline station on the site.

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