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Long-range future of Court House area topic of hearing

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the long-range future of Gloucester Court House and how it should be developed during a hearing next Thursday night.

The Gloucester County Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the colonial courthouse. A hearing on the Gloucester Court House Village Sub-Area Plan will begin at 7:45.

Planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz said the proposed plan will be an addendum to the county’s Comprehensive Plan, which is currently being revised. The area being discussed extends beyond the usual village boundaries, Ducey-Ortiz said, and includes the village core, heading away from the village slightly north of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and out Fiddlers Green Road. Also, to the south the area under discussion will include the Fox Mill Centre corridor and down to Burleigh Road, while out toward Mathews the village corridor extends down Route 14 to the 7-Eleven store on Crab Thicket Road.

The public hearing follow...

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