The Bancroft School Redevelopment Plan
 
In light of the completion of negotiations and the signing of the Letter of Intent among Bancroft, the Board of Education, and the Borough, the Commissioners have authorized the release of the October 2005 appraisal performed on the Bancroft property.  The appraisal is now available for public review on this website under the Documents/Resources tab.

It should be noted that this appraisal is now seven years old and has no legal validity. It was based upon the R-2 residential zoning previously established which restricted development to single-family homes on lot sizes of 20,000 square feet (approximately ½ acre).  It ignored the potential for other uses. The appraisal also took into account the COAH requirements in effect at the time.  However it should be noted that the 20,000 square feet lot size is not a typical lot size for affordable housing or for housing in the Borough generally. At the time, the appraiser noted that any changes to these assumptions would impact the estimated market value of the property assigned in the appraisal.    


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