Where will the developments be?

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.

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1. What is an intervenor?
2. What if The Township didn’t enter the litigation?
3. Why did Hopewell Township agree to a negotiated settlement on Affordable Housing?
4. Why do we have to have more housing? We have enough!
5. Who exactly qualifies for Affordable Housing?
6. I heard that there are going to be a lot of market rate houses too. Why?
7. I don’t object to the 653 Affordable Housing units we need to build, but why didn’t Hopewell Township move forward with 100% Affordable Housing across the Township?
8. Why do we need affordable housing? There are plenty of houses in town that haven’t sold.
9. I heard that it’s just going to be house after house after house. Not that there is anything wrong with housing developments, but shouldn’t it be walkable and maybe some ratables?
10. How soon is this going to happen?
11. Do our taxes have to pay for this?
12. Our schools are already filled up! Are we going to have to build a new school, too?
13. Where will the developments be?
14. Why do you have to build in the southern tier? It’s not fair! We have all the development!
15. I am concerned about how all this new development will impact traffic in Hopewell Township. Why wasn’t this considered upfront?
16. Why do we have to build on the field on the west side of Scotch Road?
17. Why did land have to be classified as a Redevelopment Zone?
18. What if Pennytown had been built? Would we still be getting all of this?
19. If we hadn’t spent the Affordable Trust Fund money on Pennytown, couldn’t we could have paid for all of the affordable housing now required without market rates?
20. What about sewers? I live on Pennington-Washington Crossing Road and my septic system is failing. I thought we were promised no high-density housing near us. What is going to be done to help us?
21. I am concerned that bringing more Affordable Housing to Hopewell Township is going to negatively impact our community and bring down property values.
22. How was the public involved in this process? Is this all a done deal?
23. Questions have been raised recently regarding the PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) agreement for the Zaitz Tract behind the Shop Rite. First, is the Zaitz PILOT a good deal for Hopewell Twp taxpayers?
24. Will Hopewell Township taxes go up because of this PILOT?
25. What’s the impact on our schools?