Updates on the construction of the Runyon Farmstead property – starting in May 2023.
Runyon Farmstead History
The Runyon Farmstead property is at 19 West Broad Street, just west of South Greenwood Avenue. The property fronts Broad Street with one of the oldest houses in the borough, and extends back behind the Post Office to Gazebo Park. It was the site of the Hopewell Baptist Academy from around 1756 to 1767.
The development plan for the property is to create four separate duplex units. The original house will be converted into two separate units, two existing barns will be moved and each converted into a duplex units, and a third new barn will be constructed to provide two more units.
A one-way shared driveway will provide access to all the structures, with the entrance on West Broad Street and the exit on South Greenwood Avenue between the Post Office and the Hopewell Theater.
- See the history of the Runyon Farmstead – and development plan for the property
Photos of Construction Progress
Construction on the Runyon Farmstead project started at the end of May 2023 with the installation of the construction fence.
- June 2023 – Ground cleared and site marked out
- July – Earth moving to prepare for constuction
- August – Old barn removed and grading behind the Post Office
- September – New foundations behind the Post Office building
- October – Framing the three new barns
- November – Closing up the new barns
== See the full set of current Runyon Farmstead Construction Photos ==
May / June 2023 – Clearing the Grounds
After the installation of the construction fence at the end of May 2023, work proceeded to clear the grounds and mark out the site.
July 2023 – Earth Moving
Aug. 2023 – Remove Barn and Grade
Sept. 2023 – New Foundations
Oct. 2023 – Framing Barns
Nov. 2023 – Closing In Barns
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