Planning Board


The statutory functions and powers of the Planning Board are:

  • To develop and update the Master Plan of the Township, which guides the land uses and development of the Township.
  • To develop, maintain, and recommend changes to the Official Zoning Map and the Land Use and Zoning Ordinance.
  • To review and control the creation of land subdivisions, site plans of permitted non-residential uses and conditional use applications within the Township.
  • To review, if authorized, the Township Capital Improvement Program.

Applications and Staff Contacts
For applications, checklists, application guidance and staff contacts, please see the Planning Department page.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available after meetings have been completed.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Regular Meetings

  • Commencing April 22, 2021, Zoom meeting start time will change from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of every month except November 18 (3rd Thursday) and December 9 (2nd Thursday); also, 2nd Thursday of the month February through May. 
  • Zoom link can be found in the Agenda Center. When permitted by the Governor of the State of NJ, meetings will be held at the Municipal Building Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
  • Hopewell Township Municipal Building
    201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road
    Titusville, NJ 08560

Application Review Committee Meetings

If required, meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. 

Please contact the Planning Office to verify any changes in meeting dates or times

planning board members

The Hopewell Township Planning Board consists of nine regular and two alternate members. Of the regular members, the Mayor is the Class I Member and a Township Committee member is the Class III member. They both serve a one year term. There are six volunteer members each serving terms of four years, two volunteer alternates, each serving terms of two years.


  • Kristin McLaughlin, Class I- Term expires December 2021
  • Rex Parker, Class II- Term expires December 2021
  • Kevin Kuchinski, Class III- Term expires December 2021
  • Leigh Ann Peterson, Class IV- Unexpired through December 2022
  • Jack Belmont, Class IV- Term expires December 2024
  • Paul Kiss, Vice Chair, Class IV- Term expires December 2021
  • Karen Murphy, Chair, Class IV- Term expires December 2023
  • Milind Khare, Class IV- Term expires December 2022
  • Russell Swanson, Class IV- Term expires December 2024
  • Vanessa Sandom, Alternate Number 1- Term expires December 2022
  • Glenn Paul, Alternate Number 2- Term expires December 2021

documents for active applications

Refer to Meeting Agendas for scheduling of all active applications listed

Block 78.09, Lot 21 - Woodmont at Hopewell - 87 Federal City Road - Site Plan, Preliminary/Final

Block 93, Lots 5.01, 5.02, 6.02 - US Home Corp., D/B/A Lennar - Scotch Road - Preliminary/Final Major Subdivision and Site Plan

Block 49, Lot 2 - Pennington Adult Living Services - 64 Woosamonsa Road - Preliminary/Final Major Subdivision (Reclassified - Originally submitted as a Minor Subdivision)

Block 33, Lot 1.01 - Lakeside Liquors & Cafe - 129-131 Route 31 N - Preliminary/Final Site Plan, Variance C

planning board reports

Master Plan - Open Space and Recreation Plan Element