Borough Planning Board

In-Person Meetings

(with hybrid zoom public viewing option - click here for information on how to view remotely)

The Hopewell Borough Planning board meets on the first Wednesday of each month and acts as a combined land use board, serving both as the town’s zoning board of adjustment and exercises its planning functions. In addition to hearing subdivision and land use applications, the board is tasked with maintaining the municipality’s master plan and acts on recommendations from the historic preservation commission. Links to frequently used forms, minutes and agenda can be found below, or at the Borough’s forms/applications and agenda/minutes pages. Documents for pending applications may be found by scrolling further down this page, or by reviewing them in person at Borough Hall. 

Sunshine information

Looking to join the next planning board meeting? The “sunshine” notice and agenda with information on how to attend the next meeting can be found here. The Planning Board meetings in person at Borough hall, generally on the first Wednesday of each month. Starting with the February 2024 meeting, members of the public may also view board meetings remotely using the zoom platform – information on how to log in can be found here. Please note that while the meetings may be viewed online, participation through questions, statements or other comments requires attending the meeting in person at this time. 

Upcoming Planning Board Meetings

Planning Board Information

The Board’s secretary can be contacted by phone (609-466-2636 x 108) or email ( for questions about scheduling, pending applications or submissions. Agenda for upcoming meetings and minutes from past meetings (once approved) are posted here.

On this page you will also find land use application forms and other frequently requested documents, as well as links to documents related to any upcoming hearings and Planning Board meetings for download.


Planning Board Members

Peter Macholdt (Board Chair)
Class I
Ryan Kennedy (Mayor)*
Class II
Doug Walker (Municipal Officer)*
Class III
David Mackie (Council Member)*
Class IV
Marylou Ferrara (Board Vice Chair)
Robert Donaldson
Brad Lyon
Jackie Perri
Lou Young
Alt Carolyn Colella

*Class I, Class II and Class III members are available for the board’s planning functions, but may not participate when the board is acting as the zoning board of adjustment

Application Documents for 57 Hamilton Ave.

PDF copies of the exhibits and application documents provided by the applicant can be downloaded here for public inspection. 

Application Documents for87 West Prospect Street

PDF copies of the exhibits and application documents provided by the applicant can be downloaded here for public inspection.