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.

Planning Board Official Rules

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

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of every month
  • Municipal Auditorium                   
    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.


  • Mayor Kristin McLaughlin, Class I
    Term expires December 2019
  • Rex Parker, Class II
    Term expires December 2021
  • Kevin Kuchinski, Class III
    Term expires December 2019
  • Courtney Peters-Manning, Class IV
     Term expires December 2022
  • Jack Belmont, Class IV
    Term expires December 2020
  • Paul Kiss, Vice Chair, Class IV
    Term expires December 2021
  • Karen Murphy, Chair, Class IV
    Term expires: December 2019
  • Milind Khare, Class IV
     Term expires: December 2022
  • Russell Swanson, Class IV
    Term expires: December 2020
  • Vanessa Sandom, Alternate Number 1
     Term expires: December 2020
  • Leigh Ann Peterson, Alternate Number 2
     Unexpired through December 2019

documents for active applications

Refer to Meeting Agendas for scheduling of all active applications listed

Block 72, Lot 11 & 31 - Princeton Research Lands, Inc., Prel. Major Subdivision

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

Block 29, Lot 11 - Gillespie, Richard J. and Donna M. - 131 Harbourton-Woodsville Road - Request for Amendment to Resolution 19-016, Minor Subdivision, Variance C Approval

Block 48.02, Lot 1-C002 - Pennington Point West Phase 2 - 5 Tree Farm Road - Site Plan, Final, Amended

planning board reports

Master Plan - Open Space and Recreation Plan Element