1. Scotch Road – A significant portion of the development will be on the east side of Scotch Road (Merrill Lynch side), including a new Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Center and an age-restricted community next to Capital Health to establish a new, affordable continuum of care for our senior residents. There will also be development on the West side, but it will be restricted to land right across Scotch Road from the main Merrill entrances. Landscape buffers have already been agreed to, so the vista from Pennington-Washington Crossing Road will not be impacted. It also will end far away from the Jacobs Creek. We hope that the long-wished for bike paths between the Municipal building and Bear Tavern will be developed as a side project.
2. Behind Shop Rite (“Zaitz Tract”) – The development behind Shop Rite and the redevelopment of the ShopRite, Exxon and Wells Fargo site will enable us to significantly improve the traffic patterns at the Circle, including moving the main entrance/exit to Shop Rite and providing secondary means of egress through the Development. The redevelopment of the commercial parcels at the Circle will also bring new tax revenues to the Township. We also plan for this to be the future site of a new Senior and Community Center. The developer will be responsible for bringing sewer and water infrastructure as well as other utilities to the entire site,, and will complete rough grading and storm water management for the Community Center at no cost to Hopewell Township.
3. Federal City Road (“Klockner Tract”) – This development will contain multi-story luxury rental housing. It is located on the south side of I-95 along Bull Run Road, adjacent to Lawrence and Ewing Townships. It will be marketed to young professionals. A community center in the project will be available to their residents.
4. BMS – There is a possibility that as BMS moves out of Hopewell by 2020, they may provide an opportunity for a developer to construct some housing on their site to support the attraction of new commercial tenants for the existing research and office space. This will help preserve our tax base, and BMS will have to give up existing development rights (for additional research buildings) to offset any residential development.