My advice in the comments to the link PennLive article follows:
This proposed land use will be allowed or disallowed on the Traffic Impact Study (TIS). Anyone opposed should invest their limited resources in challenging/verifying that. Focus on these two key quotes:
However, those numbers were (the developers’) projections – and not an actual full traffic study.
He (opponent Christ) said that based upon his calculations the restaurant would generate roughly 500-plus cars per day, a volume the alleyway could not handle.
There appears to be much room for interpretation here, although Christ is not a traffic engineer. Regardless, there is little option to mitigate adverse traffic impact given the existing site.
“Chipotle wants a certain sized restaurant with a certain number of seats,” Crist said. “That’s not a hardship, that’s a business plan.”
True, and a zoning challenge may (or may not) stop it for a little while. But opponents should not expend too many limited resources here. Remember the Patt Hotel proposed at the site of the former municipal complex? It did not meet the hardship criteria. The elected Supervisors just changed the zoning (unanimously, if I recall correctly); the epitome of “spot zoning”. Now, a hotel almost as big meets the zoning, and is almost complete.
Several concerned citizens have commissioned their own review of the TIS. Attached is the review letter. It has 10-pages of concerns, which seems like an awful lot of review comments.