A construction project is underway at the old quarry property at 116 Township Line Road to turn the space into a shopping center, which will include a Lowes, 24-hour Giant supermarket, a gas station and other smaller businesses.
The developers of the shopping center are David Crockett of the Quarry Center LLC and Eric Mallory of Eureke Development.
However, with the new development comes some concern from the local community regarding traffic and police presence. At a recent meeting of the Haverford 1st Ward, these concerns were voiced.
“As a commissioner, I wasn’t too happy about the development, even though the township needs ratables,” said Commissioner D’Emilios. “My belief is…and it is just my opinion, that these guys (Haverford Police) are going to be up there a lot more than they already are with Kohl’s and the traffic will just be unbelievable around Eagle Road and West Chester Pike.”
PennDOT has conducted a traffic study on the roads in the area to see how the new shopping center will impact traffic. D’Emilios said that PennDOT has told him that based on their study that traffic patterns would not change too much.
The zoning ordinance on the property has restrictions on delivery times to try to alleviate traffic.
As of the meeting, three of the buildings in the center are almost completed and the gas station has recently started to put tanks in. The whole project is scheduled to be finished sometime around April of next year.