Proposal to replace former Pike Restaurant with daycare

During the May 11th meeting of Lower Gwynedd’s Board of Supervisors, there was a presentation for a proposal to knock down the former Pike Restaurant at 820 Bethlehem Pike in Lower Gwynedd and replace it with a Goddard Daycare. A house in the back of the property would be converted to an office building.

The restaurant has been vacant for approximately 15 years. A Lower Gwynedd resident David Goldstein owns the property and he was represented by former state representative Kate Harper.

The proposal will need to go before Lower Gwynedd’s Zoning Hearing Board to seek a daycare use. According to Harper, the property was previously approved for a daycare, but it was never constructed.

The full presentation can be viewed in the below video.

The supervisors were supportive of the proposal but did ask questions about an emergency exit and stormwater management.

If approved, it will be operated by the same owner who owns the Horsham location of The Goddard School.

Photos: Google Earth (left) and screengrab from Lower Gwynedd video (right)