HILLSBOROUGH: Consider the homeowners near the proposed Apex facility


To the editor:

I am a member of the Hillsborough Township School Board. The opinions expressed here are my own. They are neither authorized by nor do they express the views or opinions of the Hillsborough Township School Board.

It seems all of Hillsborough is over the moon thrilled about the proposed Apex Sports complex next to Mountain View Park; that is, all of Hillsborough except its nearest neighbors.

If you haven’t heard about the proposal, it’s described as a “multi-sport athletic facility designed to serve participants in sports leagues.” The benefit is clear to families whose children are active in team sports. However, the project will negatively affect nearby homeowners – visually intrusive, increased traffic and noise, to name a few. As much as I understand the majority’s desire for this facility, I also know I wouldn’t want to live next to it.

If the sports facility is built at this location, the majority have everything to gain and nothing to lose. But please acknowledge, respect and compromise with the neighbors who have everything to lose.

The planning board will hear Apex’s application on Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Courtroom.

Jean Trujillo