How would development at Pennytown affect wells in the area?
We have asked Matt Mulhall, the hydrogeologist whose research formed the basis for the Township's current zoning, to look at the groundwater resources at the site. Mr. Mulhall reported that "the Pennytown site has unique attributes with respect to water supply and wastewater treatment that make the property favorable for converting from existing commercial operations to affordable housing." He noted that the reported yields from the existing wells at the site were more than enough to meet anticipated residential demands; and that in addition, the site is located near a fault zone that is a significant groundwater resource, and is above a rock formation that is the best water supply aquifer in the township.

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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?