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Perkasie Borough Council hears Dunkin' Donuts sketch plan

Published On: Feb 17 2014 11:37:46 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 18 2014 08:02:24 AM EST

Eventually, the Borough of Perkasie Council may have to decide whether it's time to make donuts or go back to sleep.

But during Monday night's meeting, they just listened to a sketch plan for a new Dunkin' Donuts franchise that would sprout up in an existing office building at the corner of North Fifth Street and Blooming Glen Road.

The proposed donut shop would reduce the footprint of the building, contain a drive thru, house a total of 24 seats inside the eatery, and reduce the number of parking spaces from its current 32 to 24.

The applicant is requesting five variances, mostly centered around parking and is also seeking zoning changes from a C1 Commercial to a Planned Commercial Development.

Attorney Michael Kracht had been before council "about a year earlier" with a plan for Dunkin' Donuts franchise where a new building would have been constructed "catty-corner" to Monday night's planned location, but was ruled out by the applicant after he recognized the cost associated with erecting a Dunkin' Donuts from the ground up would cost a lot more than a cup of coffee.

No action was taken Monday night by council on the matter.

In other business, council unanimously adopted the Borough of Perkasie Comprehensive Plan, which is designed to spur economic growth and construction throughout the borough.


The highlight of the plan will be a town center that is consistent with the established architectural style found in the borough.

In addition the construction of eight upscale apartment units in the Draper Building at the intersection of Ninth and Market streets is also planned.

In addition, council also appointed Gilmore and Associates to provide professional engineering services for the borough.

The New Britain-based civil-engineering firm will be responsible for reviewing subdivision and land development applications, construction inspections, preparing of escrows, design bid specifications and construction inspections of selected municipal projects, according to the borough's request for proposals criteria.

Councilwomen Barbara Krantz and Florence Frei were absent from Monday night's meeting.