Dunkin' Donuts update provided in Troy
TROY - It's not unusual for people to think about Dunkin' Donuts in the morning, but the famous doughnut and breakfast food chain was being discussed Tuesday morning in Troy for an entirely different reason.
Currently, there isn't a Dunkin' Donuts in Troy, but to use the company's famous slogan, it looks like Troy will be "running on Dunkin'" at some point in the future.
At least that's what the developer seems to be working toward.
Borough manager Dan Close provided an update to borough council members at their regular monthly meeting on the plans by Dunkin' Donuts to open a restaurant in Troy.
Close told council that "the project is still waiting for PennDOT approval."
After that, he said, there will be a full review by the borough planning commission and the county. A preliminary review has already taken place.
He said this will focus "on all the things that need to be done."
At a previous meeting, site plan drawings for the proposed development were reviewed by council members and the public.
According to a description on the site plan drawings, the business is being proposed for a vacant lot located along Route 6 (Elmira Street) in Troy Borough, which Calkins Motor Sales previously used to store and display its inventory.
Close described the location as "between the (Sugar) creek and the Shaylor property."
The Dunkin' Donuts would have a drive-through, parking, and an outdoor patio, according to information from the documents.
In other business, Close provided some information on the ARLE project.
Last year, Troy Borough received $190,000 in ARLE money through PennDOT for its traffic signal enhancement project.
"We are now in the third design proposal," Close told council. He said attention is focusing on how to handle Fenner Street.
This matter involves vehicles traveling in the eastbound lane of Elmira Street, trying to make a left turn onto Fenner Street. When that turn is blocked by another vehicle, the car trying to make the turn has to wait to turn, thus blocking the traffic behind it and creating gridlock.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: email@example.com.