I need a word that says "hopefully-to-be." Meaning someone is hoping that a new store will be opened.

"The ___________ [hopefully-to-be] store would be right next to my house"

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    "eagerly anticipated" is often used in those cases. It does suggest there is almost an expectation that it will happen though. – Tom22 Jun 8 '17 at 19:34
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    the hoped-for store... – Drew Jun 8 '17 at 20:16

Prospective may work here.

"The prospective store would be right next to my house."


prospective adjective

2 a : likely to come about : expected

Usage examples: Google search for "prospective store"


I would suggest desired.

e.g. "The desired store would be right next to my house."

I like it better than "eagerly anticipated" for the reason Tom22 mentioned -- it doesn't imply the strong expectation, simply a wish that it would be.

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