Last week, the Hamilton Township Council unanimously approved Mayor Martin’s request to purchase 32.5 acres of land on Basin Road to preserve it as open space.
The land, which is partially wooded and wetland, is both upstream and adjacent to the Assunpink Creek in the Cornell Heights neighborhood. The Assunpink is a frequently flooded area of the Township.
Hamilton will seek grants from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres and Mercer County Open Space Assistance Program to help defray the purchase price of $188,000 and closing costs.
“Preserving more land in different neighborhoods throughout the Township is part of our continued goal of working with property owners to preserve green space rather than developed,” said Mayor Martin.
Following the acquisition of this land, Hamilton Township will have nearly 6,000 acres of preserved land – an amount greater than the entire land acreage of the City of Trenton. For more information on Hamilton Township Open Space, visit www.HamiltonNJ.com/CED