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Haddonfield School District Proposes Plan For Bancroft Property

Haddonfield High School. (file photo)

Haddonfield High School. (file photo)

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HADDONFIELD, NJ (CBS) – There’s been a continuing debate in Haddonfield over the fate of the Bancroft property in town, with most favoring a public takeover. Tonight, another plan will be unveiled, one developed on behalf of the school district.

This plan calls for a new library, several sports fields, a new parking area, even a walking trail. But the town would have to set up at least 10 affordable housing units under state law. Haddonfield School Board President Steve Weinstein suggests that, once the new fields are complete, an older field in a residential part of town could be sold.

“It would make more sense to have the affordable housing integrated into that residential development than be part of something that is, basically, a sports and school complex.”

This is the third set of proposed plans to be offered up in Haddonfield for the 19 acre special education school site and there’s been trouble coming to a consensus. No matter who Bancroft sells to, the borough has a say in it.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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