Chelten Plaza zoning issue goes before City Council

    Despite the City Planning Commission advising otherwise, Philadelphia City Council could still vote to create a zoning amendment that would allow Dollar Tree to serve Germantown as a supermarket.

    Residents who oppose the amendment are against the Chelten Plaza development they say is a lower standard than what they deserve — a large-scale grocery store with fresh foods.

    The amendment would allow variety stores above 7,500 square feet as a way to discourage smaller, lower-quality stores.

    The divide over Chelten Plaza has been raging since early this year.

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