|Proposed Wawa for Media, Pa|
Tomorrow evening an important Planning commission meeting will take place that may decide the fate of the proposed Wawa at the location of Baltimore Avenue and Providence Road. You may remember the custom designed concept Wawa presented back in May that was truly unique for this company. People were so interested in it, the story went viral for a local town.
During the last 18 months I've heard nothing from either Mayor Bob McMahon or Media Borough council regarding a formal position or an alternative proposal for this site - the gateway to Media. All they are able to give are nebulous theories on why it may not be desirable; supported by actions of dismissal towards recommendations favoring this development by both the Planning commission and the MBA. Council likes to claim they go by the process, only until the process counters their personal agendas. Then they diminish it as only advisory (i.e. Planning Commission). Look how they handled the 3rd Street Bridge compared to this project. I've also heard this council refused to even grant Wawa a meeting. If true, that's not only an embarrassment to this town, but a total lack of appreciation towards one of the most admired and well liked companies in the region.
Whether it's too many gas pumps, traffic or what borough council perceives as un-welcomed competition; the Media community, businesses and Wawa deserve a straight answer from Media Borough Council regarding their intentions and reasons for, or against this project. Media Borough Council may not care for this company, but here's a great article that shows many people do.