Wawa looking to update existing Voorhees location

One of three Wawa applications to be heard Thursday, Feb. 13 by township zoning board

According to records provided by Voorhees Township, Wawa has applied for a meeting with the township’s zoning board for Thursday, Feb. 13 in an effort to demolish its existing location at the intersection of White Horse Road and Burnt Mill Road and build a larger store.

The Pennsylvania-based company currently operates a convenience store at the intersection, which is approximately 3,000 square feet in total. Through the application, Wawa is seeking to use several adjacent vacant lots to build a 5,585 square foot building, while also adding eight fuel pumps for a total of 16 fueling positions.

According to township officials, Wawa was denied a similar request in 2006 at the location due to traffic concerns from the township’s planning board.

The meeting with the zoning board will seek approval for as many as nine conditional use variances. The site plan for the proposed location requests 55 striped parking spots for the location.

Wawa currently has three applications filed with Voorhees Township for proposed Wawa convenience stores and fueling stations. The other two locations are along Route 73, with one near Kresson Road and another near Cooper Road. However, neither additional application currently has a meeting date.