Bucks County Herald

Colonial Farms Market expansion plan okayed


Colonial Farms Gourmet Food and Market in Upper Makefield has plans to expand.

The business, which operates as a bakery, deli and caterer, won preliminary and final approval from the Upper Makefield Board of Supervisors on Aug. 7 to expand its Taylorsville Road location by 700 square feet. Colonial Farms also plans to add 10 parking spaces.

Upper Makefield officials had reviewed the expansion plan at intervals over the course of about 18 months. The township Planning Commission, which reviews development applications, recommended that supervisors approve the plan.

In other development-related news, Upper Makefield’s supervisors also on Aug. 7 granted preliminary and final approval to a subdivision plan that opens the door for two new single-family homes to be built on the 1000 block of Eagle Road.

The approval subdivides a more than 40-acre property into several different lots.

One lot would be for an existing farmhouse, according to testimony at the meeting, while the other two could feature a new home each. Doylestown-based Zaveta Custom Homes, which specializes in luxury homes, is working on the project – dubbed Hawthorne Trace in a nod to the hawthorn trees on the property.

It’s possible that a conservation easement could be placed on the property.

Lastly, Bryan Walter was sworn-in as a part-time police officer for Upper Makefield’s department. The newly created part-time position will help reduce the amount of overtime officers in the Upper Makefield Police Department have to work, officials have said.


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