N.J. town tries to block 2 proposed warehouses by buying up open space

Hillsborough is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire two vacant properties and keep them as open space to thwart plans to build warehouses at both sites, township officials said last week.

The properties — an 11-acre site on Amwell Road and a 17-acre parcel on Millstone River Road — have been the subject of controversy in the Somerset County community.