It’s a new year in Cherry Hill, and an abundance of retail development is on the way, projects Mayor Susan Shin Angulo broke down by region.
- In the area of the Garden State Pavilions shopping center, additions will include Old Navy; Sugar Factory; Chopt Creative Salad; and Wild Fork Foods, described as a combination grocery store and grab-and-go market of prepared meals.
- Residential housing in the same area is in progress, with about one third complete on what will total approximately 1,700 new units, a mix of apartments, condos and townhomes.
- At Ellisburg Circle, there will be a new BurgerFi and another restaurant that is in the works.
- Route 70 will eventually get three new hotels with 100 rooms each.
Shin Angulo also hopes to give back to the township senior community this year.
“Our senior citizens make up around 20 percent of the population, so we want to make sure they’re out and about again,” the mayor explained. “Because of COVID, they haven’t really been out.”
Two events planned for seniors are the Senior Spring Fling and the Winter Wonderland Festival toward the end of the year that will include shopping, food and live music.
In other community events, the township will again celebrate Juneteenth at Croft Farm with CHACA, the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association, and town hall will be closed.
The township is also renovating its buildings and grounds. Projects include upgrading the HVAC system in the community center, renovations to Barclay Farmstead to preserve the house and renovations at Croft Farm. Shin Angulo shared that in 2022, the town will continue to improve its roads and sewers with federal American Rescue Act funds.
In government business, Shin Angulo noted that council meetings will continue to be available virtually as well as in person.
“I want to make sure it’s accessible,” she said. “If you want to be in your PJs and participate at a township council meeting in the comfort of your own home, absolutely. If you want to be with us in person, we’ll be there.”
While COVID halted some green initiatives, council members Jennifer Apell and Sangeeta Doshi want to restart the Green Team initiative. In cannabis updates, the mayor said her team has been researching zoning and land use laws appropriate to the township. Updates on that analysis will be shared at a council meeting in the new year.
Council will swear in David Fleisher, Carole Roskoph, Sangeeta Doshi and William Carter III to renew their terms at the annual reorganization meeting in January.