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New Audi Dealership Plans Hit Bump in Road

The proposal hits a temporary snag over concerns about a driveway.

The owners of the proposed Devon Audi site will be back in front of the Easttown Board of Supervisors on Monday (December 17) trying to win approval to put the car dealership on the former ANRO printing company site.

A hearing last Monday, December 3 was put on temporary hold over concerns about a driveway that would empty onto Fairfield Road.

Local residents do not want any traffic coming or going from the proposed Devon Audi dealership on the side street. YBH Audi wants to keep the current driveway open but has promised to put a no left turn at the end of the driveway to prevent traffic from exiting into the surrounding neighborhood.

At the December 3 hearing several neighbors expressed concerns over plans to allow any traffic to use the driveway. Opponents want the dealership to have driveways on Lancaster Avenue only.

YBH wants to move its Audi Dealership from West Chester Pike in Edgmont to the site next to Euromotorcars Mercedes-Benz in Devon. The owner wants to keep the existing driveway but has pledged to ban employees, delivery vehicles and test drives from using it. She also pledged to install a no left turn sign at the end of the driveway, effectively forcing all exiting traffic onto Lancaster Ave.

In the end both sides agreed to put a two week temporary hold on the hearing to allow YBH to re-tool its proposal over the driveway.  The issue will be picked up again when the hearing resumes at Monday's Easttown Board of Supervisors meeting.

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