Renting in Princeton: How Much Should You Expect To Pay in 2019?

The Avalon Princeton apartment complex (click to expand)

With a new school year starting, many people will be moving to Princeton. How much should you expect to pay for apartment rentals? We took a look through the listings to try to find out what the going rate is for apartments in central Princeton in August 2019.

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Consultants Recommend Intersection Design Changes To Speed Traffic at Cherry Hill Rd and US-206 in Princeton

Intersection of Cherry Hill Road, Mt Lucas Road, and US-206 in Princeton. (click to expand)

Earlier this year, the town of Princeton closed part of Terhune Road to provide space for a parking lot for a new PFARS ambulance station. The town did not have a workable traffic management plan in place at the time of the road closure, and drivers who formerly used Terhune Road to access Route 206 have mostly detoured to the intersection with Cherry Hill Road. Neighboring residents have found that the intersection of Cherry Hill Road and Route 206 is now subject to serious delays, and drivers struggle to safely turn onto Route 206. To try to resolve these issues, the town hired consultants to attempt to find ways to speed traffic through the intersection. In a report to Council in July, they suggested design changes for the intersection that might improve the flow of car traffic. Continue reading

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Princeton Planning Board Eyes Major Rewrite of Town Master Plan

Members of the Planning Board Master Plan Subcommittee enjoy a moment of levity before the meeting Friday. (click to expand)

Princeton, NJ may soon begin its first major overhaul¬†of the town Master Plan since 1996. That’s the outcome of a meeting earlier today of the ‘Master Plan Subcommittee’ of the Princeton Planning Board. The Master Plan Subcommittee, as its name suggests, is responsible for making changes to the Master Plan, the document that is supposed to guide all development in the town of Princeton. The meeting today was scheduled to discuss how to incorporate recommendations of the recently-published ‘Princeton Climate Action Plan‘ into the town Master Plan. Members of the Subcommittee quickly pointed out that tweaking the Master Plan was unlikely to be successful, and that a more significant rewrite would be required. Continue reading

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“Jammin’ Crepes Community Cafe” Opens At Princeton Public Library With New Menu

New “Jammin’ Crepes Community Cafe” in Princeton Public Library (click to expand)

Last Tuesday, “Jammin’ Crepes” opened their new outlet on the ground floor of Princeton Public Library. Known for their existing location at 20 Nassau Street, Jammin’ Crepes have now replaced the old ‘Terra Libri’ concession at the library, which was operated by the Terra Momo Bread Shop. Continue reading

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Mercer County Planners Reveal Options for Bicycle Facilities on Princeton Roads

Plans for bicycle facilities unveiled by Mercer County Planners 07.09.2019. (click to expand)

At a meeting at Princeton University’s Fields Center last week, planners from Mercer County presented their draft Bicycle Master Plan. The meeting was intended to get public input and explain the various different types of bicycle facility that the County is considering on local roads.¬† Continue reading

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Architectural Renderings Of Proposed Addition To Princeton High School

Proposed site for addition to Princeton High School (click to expand)

At a special meeting on Tuesday night (June 4, 2019), the Princeton Board of Education considered bids for work to be completed to local schools as a result of the bond referendum that was passed by voters last year. The Board also inspected plans and renderings for a proposed addition to Princeton High School. Two ‘concept plans’ for the addition were presented, with different styles. In each case, the additions would allow improvements to fitness and wrestling facilities on the ground floor, and creation of a ‘learning commons’ on the second floor. Mechanical apparatus and air-conditioning equipment would be placed on the roof.

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All 82 Recommendations From the Draft Princeton Climate Action Plan

Molly Jones, Executive Director of Sustainable Princeton, presenting the Draft Princeton Climate Action Plan at a public meeting at Princeton Town Hall May 14 2019 (click to expand)

The public comment period for the draft Princeton Climate Action Plan is due to finish on May 31 2019, but how many residents really know what is in the plan? We have assembled all of the policy proposals into one page. By our count, there are eighty-two individual recommendations. Which do you like the best? Continue reading

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