Dover Twp. residents could end up paying for not approving affordable housing plan

Dover Township residents shot down a plan to put hundreds of new homes in an overly crowded section of town. However, by not approving the plan, township officials say the locals could end up paying more in taxes.

Township officials say included in the new homes were 105 affordable units needed to fulfill the townships affordable housing requirement to the state. Dover Mayor Paul Brush says if there is no approved plan to fulfill the rest of the townships affordable housing quota by December 31, Dover could be sued by three developers and could have to pay to have other towns build units.

Brush says property taxes would go up if the new homes are not built. He also says if the developers do sue the township, they could convince a judge to allow them to build hundreds of units anyway.

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