Permit issues delay proposed GetGo construction in Forward Township
By Eric Slagle
Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 2:11 a.m.
Forward Township officials say there are permitting issues involving the proposed construction of a GetGo convenience store and gas station along Route 51.
Plans for the store, which would sell beer and be built at the site of the old Paydays supermarket, have been in the works for at least two years.
It was discussed at the township supervisor's meeting on Monday.
Last fall, township supervisors approved a development agreement that GetGo officials have yet to return, according to township solicitor Matt Racunas.
The agreement requires that developers post bond before beginning the project and make infrastructure improvements, Racunas said.
GetGo, which is operated by Giant Eagle supermarkets, last month sent the township a letter asking that the municipality sign off on a PennDOT highway occupancy request form.
GetGo has yet to receive approval for the project from the state transportation department.
Racunas said the township does not want to sign off on the state permit request until GetGo formalizes the township agreement.
Township supervisors said they do not expect the permitting issues to affect the overall development of the store.
Board of supervisors Chairman Tom DeRosa said he believes the store could be up and running by the end of the year.
The state Liquor Control Board said last fall that it is holding in safe keeping a liquor license that already has been issued to the store.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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