Wegmans, Prickett Preserve Approved For Lower Makefield Township

"Preservation As Vision" with the historic Prickett home. Image courtesy of Lower Makefield Township.

The Prickett Preserve at Edgewood is coming to Lower Makefield Township.

It will include a Wegmans, 200 high end apartments, and several smaller businesses across from Shady Brook Farm. The 36 acre plot sits between Stony Hill Road and I-295.

The Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors approved the measure Wednesday evening. It was the last of multiple meetings on the issue dating back to June of 2019, each lasting several hours.

DeLuca Homes, Equus Capital Partners, and Envision Land Use have confirmed a CVS and JP Morgan Chase bank will be among the smaller businesses.

The “Live, Work, Play” illustrative plan. Image courtesy of Lower Makefield Township.

As for residences, these luxury apartments will go for $1,800 to $2,000 per month. They will have a community pool, clubhouse, and various trails and sidewalks throughout the development.

Of the five supervisors, only John Lewis voted against the approval.

Lewis cited concerns of how the new Wegmans would impact smaller, local businesses. He also voted against the zoning proposal for the project last September for the same reasons.

Vince DeLuca, of developer DeLuca Homes, championed the decision.

A statement from the developers said the Prickett Preserve will bring 400 full time jobs. Additionally, they stated the mixed-development would bring in $1.5 million a year in tax revenue for the Pennsbury School District and $200,000 a year for the township.