LTE: Contested Hopewell Boro proposal before planning board

To the Editor:

A major site plan for redevelopment of the Castoro Property at 71 E. Broad in Hopewell Boro is being met with significant community opposition. The plan calls for turning the existing Castoro garage into the largest restaurant in Hopewell Boro, and is being pitched of “phase one” of a larger project to build a 45-unit, three-story apartment complex and several duplexes on the site. 

Residents are not happy with the scale of the project and the lack of consultation. A public letter has already been signed over 60 residents  enumerating their concerns. These range from the process, which seems to interrupt the creation of a redevelopment plan requested by the Boro Council, to parking, lighting, and landscaping concerns. 

Site plans are available on the Hopewell Boro website.

Brad Evans,
Hopewell Borough

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  1. I live in the boro and have never heard of Castoro Redevelopment Plan. It might be b/c of my limited mobility and the fact that a few changes would be needed to be a real part of this town.
    I had thought that all meetings were held by virtual platforms like Zoom.I would like to be invited, however I looked at the boro site, and see nothing to click on.

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