Headlines: Wawa HQ Expansion Plan Moves Forward

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Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

It looks like everything is coming up Wawa at the moment. Not only did the quick-stop giant recently announce their plans for a flagship at Broad and Walnut (and hope to have it open by the time Pope Francis I is in town), the Chester Heights Borough Council recently approved an expansion plan at Wawa’s Red Roof corporate headquarters at 260 West Baltimore Pike.

According to the Daily Times, the plan received conditional approval in December 2014 and this week’s vote was unanimous, with two councilmen abstaining on various votes, including Councilman Frederick Wood, whose father founded Wawa. Here is the plan:

[The plan from December] calls for four buildings on the 26-acre corporate campus. The 98,000 square foot Annex 5 office building will be constructed directly behind the Red Roof mansion and next to the Annex 1 and Annex 2 buildings. The plan also includes a multilevel parking garage.

The new space will allow for 212 employees to move from rental offices at the Franklin Mint and onto the campus of the headquarters.

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