A QuickChek may be arriving in Pennington.

Well, technically it is Hopewell Township… but tomorrow night, WEDNESDAY JULY 2nd at 7PM,*** UPDATE: NO LONGER ON AGENDA FOR JULY 2 MEETING*** Hopewell Township Zoning Board will be hearing a proposal by First Choice Plaza, LLC for a use variance to develop a QuickChek gas station and convenience store and a parking area for the lot located at 2421 Pennington Rd, Pennington, New Jersey, Lot 6.01, Block 88 on Hopewell Township tax maps (at the intersection of RT-31 and Denow Road).

quickchek site plansThe application specifies that the project would include a 5,496 square foot QuickChek convenience store with a 5,000 square foot canopied fuel service station (3 islands with a total of 5 pumps under cover) . Access will be available via two driveways — the first would intersect with RT 31 with a “right in/right-out” driveway and the second would intersect with Denow Road forming a t-shape. As for parking, the site plan currently before the zoning board proposes 55 parking spaces (regulations require 1 parking space per every 150 square feet). The applicant also submitted a traffic report prepared by Langan Engineering and Environmental Services Inc which purports that the “proposed project will not significantly impact operations in the study area during peak hours.”

The property is owned by Har Sinai Hebrew Congregation of the City of Trenton and is currently zoned “SI” (Special Industrial) which allows for gas stations but not a convenience store. The applicant, First Choice Plaza, LLC, is seeking to subdivide the 9.4 acre parcel to use about 4 acres for the QuickChek project that would include a convenience store and service station. The remaining 5.4 acres would continue to serve as a house of worship and religious school for Har Sinai.

As always, the public is encouraged to attend and comment at public meetings. 

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.



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