What is the development potential of the property?
The property is in the SC-1 shopping center zone. This zoning permits retail sales, personal services, offices, clinics, theaters, banks, night clubs, bars, restaurants, motels, and other uses. Given the limits on development imposed by the size of the treatment plant, a commercial development could be between 112,000 and 140,000 square feet, depending on the use. By way of contrast, the existing development – two houses, an office, two restaurants, a motel and retail stores -- fill approximately 60,000 square feet, which is just half of what could be built at the site.

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1. Why purchase Pennytown?
2. Are we paying fair market value for the property?
3. Why is the property available now?
4. What is the development potential of the property?
5. What is unique about having sewers at the property?
6. Why do we have a pressing need to build affordable housing?
7. Who qualifies for affordable housing?
8. What is our affordable housing requirement?
9. What is the deadline for meeting our Round Three requirements?
10. What happens if we fail to meet our affordable housing requirement?
11. Is a developer's remedy lawsuit realistic in this economy?
12. How would development at the Pennytown site affect firefighting in the area?
13. How would development at Pennytown affect wells in the area?
14. How would development at Pennytown affect traffic in the area?
15. How is the township protected against environmental damage at the site?
16. Who would demolish the existing buildings, and when?
17. What is the timeline for development of the site?
18. Pennytown is isolated and located on a state highway. Is this a reasonable location for affordable housing?
19. What would the houses look like?
20. Will the houses be sale or rental units?
21. How will the township pay for the property?