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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You’re Not Imagining It: Princeton Really Is Getting Wetter

Rainbow over Princeton Shopping Center after recent wet weather. (click to expand)

After a very wet April and May, Princeton residents might be asking “why is it always raining??” According to data from the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist, the answer is clear: it’s Climate Change. Last year was the wettest fall on record in New Jersey, and rainfall totals are well above average throughout Central and Northern NJ in the last couple of months. According to Sustainable Princeton’s recently-published Draft Climate Action Plan (read it here), average temperatures in Princeton are now 4 degrees higher than they were back in the day. Continue reading

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‘Bon Appetit’ Kiosk Opens At Carnevale Plaza On Nassau Street

New ‘Bon Appetit’ food kiosk at Carnevale Plaza. (click to expand)

Bon Appetit‘, a mainstay of Princeton Shopping Center since 1967, opened a new outlet last Thursday at 255 Nassau Street (click here for map). The new Bon Appetit kiosk serves crepes, waffles, sandwiches and drinks.  Continue reading

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