To the Editor:
Did you know that Scotch Road development has begun? Is this the beginning of the Scotch Road Town Center in our rural valley? 1,000 or even 500 acre Jacob’s Creek village? Animal shelter?
At a special meeting on October 19, the Hopewell Township Planning Board fast-tracked a proposal to re-zone almost all of the east-side of Scotch Road from “office park” to “a walkable mixed use setting” with hardly any member of the public present.
At the regular planning board meeting on October 27, the Planning Board voted to recommend the zoning change to the Township Committee. That’s 8 days from initial introduction to development re-zoning recommendation. No traffic study. No economic impact report. No school enrollment study.
The fast-track was so fast that it violated a 10-day public notice requirement, which apparently voided the Planning Board’s recommendation. That’s why, having given lawful public notice, the Planning Board will again hold a public hearing on its re-zoning recommendation at the regular planning board meeting THIS THURSDAY, November 17.
Titusville, NJ 08560