Hundreds of Apartments Could be Built Near I-295 in Mercer County

87 Federal City Road Hopewell
Site of proposed development: 87 Federal City Road, Hopewell. Aerial image via Google Maps.

A sizable new development could bring hundreds of new residents to a property located roughly halfway between Trenton and Princeton in suburban Mercer County.

Plans were recently filed to construct this new apartment complex just south of I-295’s Exit 71 in Hopewell Township. A legal notice released on July 15 shows that Woodmont Federal Hopewell Urban Renewal, LLC’s multi-family development proposal calls for 300 apartments to be built at 87 Federal City Road. The company, which applied for Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval from the Hopewell Township Planning Board, is also planning for the property to include a clubhouse with a swimming pool and a “tot lot.”

State business filings indicate that Woodmont Federal Hopewell Urban Renewal was registered in 2017 out of Fairfield — the same Essex County community that is home to Woodmont Properties, a major developer in New Jersey and neighboring states.

48 of the units in their Hopewell Township development are slated to be “affordable to low and moderate income households,” according to the notice, adding that the property is considered to be part of the municipality’s Inclusionary Multi-Family-1 Zone. However, a copy of the developer’s application shows that the “affordable” units will be in buildings separate from the other units on the premises.

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87 Federal City Road, Hopewell. Elevation via Hopewell Township.

The complex’s apartments would be split between nine buildings in all, some of which would be three stories tall while others would be four stories tall. 522 parking spaces are expected to be provided for residents and a mixture of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units are planned.

The Hopewell Township Planning Board was scheduled to take up the matter during its meeting on July 25.

Owned by David and Donna Hoeffel, the property on Federal City Road is adjacent to Lawrence Township and sits just a block away from Ewing Township. There is no public transportation access in the immediate vicinity of the development site, which is located a short drive away from both The College of New Jersey and Rider University. The Oasis Garden Center and Farm Market along with the Klockner Nursery Farm used to operate on the premises.



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