It’s important to note that this site is currently zoned and pre-approved for over 1.5 million square feet of new office space, as the result of prior litigation. The intervenors who own this site successfully demonstrated to the courts that this site could meet the legal requirements for the provision of Affordable Housing. If we had not been able to accommodate the 400+ Affordable units on this site, the Township would have had to place them on other large land parcels on Scotch Road, on the Route 31 Circle, adjacent to the golf course or on Pennytown, and in other parts of the Township.
The Township is trying to make the best of what it has been handed. As part of this settlement, the Township was able to contain development and protect other largely rural areas across Hopewell Valley.