71 East Broad, LLC will publish revised notice for commercial project in Hopewell Borough

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Location of a proposed commercial retail and restaurant project at 71 E. Broad St. in Hopewell Borough on Sept. 3. ANDREW HARRISON/STAFF
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Building structure is the former home of Revolution Tire and Service in Hopewell Borough on Sept. 3. ANDREW HARRISON/STAFF
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Location of a proposed commercial retail and restaurant project at 71 E. Broad St. in Hopewell Borough on Sept. 3. ANDREW HARRISON/STAFF
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Building structure is the former home of Revolution Tire and Service in Hopewell Borough on Sept. 3. ANDREW HARRISON/STAFF

Hopewell Borough Planning Board members will have to wait to hear testimony on a proposed commercial retail and restaurant project at 71 E. Broad St.

A public hearing on the project was scheduled for Sept. 2 but has been carried to the planning board’s Oct. 7 meeting. Representatives of 71 East Broad, LLC, the applicant proposing the new project, informed the board of their intention to re-notice and provide update plans for the commercial project.

The current property and structure used to be the home of Revolution Tire and Service, a tire and car repair shop, which is now closed in the borough. The property is at the corner of East Broad Street and Maple Street.

According to application documents, the existing building structure would be remodeled to accommodate new commercial retail space and a restaurant. The applicant had originally proposed removing a portion of the building at the rear and a small addition at the front of the building toward East Broad Street.

The adjacent parking area would be repaved to accommodate customer and ADA parking.

At the time of the Sept. 2 planning board meeting, the applicant was seeking a variance for a continuation of an existing non-conforming condition for the front setback from Maple Street; a variance for maximum floor area of single retail use in the borough business zone (B-R Zone); and had not requested any design waivers.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available prior to the Oct. 7 public hearing.