Royal Farms received Conditional Use and Final Land Development Approval for their newest store in Concord Township Delaware County. The store is located between northbound and southbound Route 202 at their intersection with Smithbridge Road. The current site is vacant but was formerly a small manufacturing building and dwelling therefore the project is classified as redevelopment. Royal Farms chose this location because it is one of the busiest intersections between Naamans Road in Delaware and Baltimore Pike. One of the conditions of approval is significant PADOT improvements to the intersection including; signalization, widening and new turning lanes. These improvements will not only help with traffic but will provide the site with better access and visibility.
DL Howell worked closely with Royal Farms and the design team which consisted of; Riley Riper Hollin and Colagreco Attorneys at Law, McMahon & Associates Traffic Consultants, Ratcliffe Architects, and Orsatti & Stuart Landscape Architects. The challenges associated with approval of this project included; Historical assessment, PADOT Highway Occupancy Permit Plans, Concord Township, Utility Coordination, and Conservation District and NPDES permitting. This is the fifth store approved for development in Delaware County and Royal Farms has plans to open several more. DL Howell looks forward to the opportunity of being chosen again as their Civil Engineer.