Monthly Archives: April 2013

Paolo Soleri, Visionary Architect, Anti-Sprawl Advocate, Dies Aged 93

The architect, planner and wind-bell manufacturer, Paolo Soleri, died last week at the age of 93. The New York Times, who call him ‘the architect of counterculture’ has this report of his life. You can find another great obituary (with … Continue reading

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What’s Your Princeton WalkScore??

If you live in central Princeton, you will know that there’s a whole lot of good stuff nearby. Stores, bars, restaurants and parks- you have the option to do many of life’s fun and mundane tasks without even getting into … Continue reading

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For Dying Plainsboro Mall, The Solution Is In Plain Sight

Since the closure of the Superfresh supermarket earlier this year, the Plainsboro Plaza Shopping Center is looking increasingly shabby. With acres of empty parking lots, vacant stores and a generally sad atmosphere, it bears all the symptoms of a dead … Continue reading

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Looking For Walkable Solutions

We LOVE this image from urb.en. This gets at one of our key beliefs: that urban planning has for the last 50 years incentivized and promoted car-dependent living, to the extent that many of us require a car to accomplish … Continue reading

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Why Did AvalonBay Walk Away From Court Fight With Princeton?

AvalonBay and Princeton have entered into a settlement that will suspend AvalonBay’s litigation that had threatened to see the two sides square off in Mercer County Court at the end of April. The court case related to the Princeton Planning … Continue reading

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Have Your Say On Route 1 Expansion

Princeton Council is seeking public input into plans from NJDOT to expand Route 1 south of Princeton. You can now have your say directly by going to this site, where you can enter your address and leave feedback. At this … Continue reading

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Taking a Walk Around The Residences at Palmer Square

In an earlier post, we noted that Princeton’s famous Palmer Square was still a work in progress, with construction continuing to the present day. We decided to take a look at the ‘Residences at Palmer Square‘, a complex of new … Continue reading

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Congratulations to New Jersey Future!

This is a story that brings together two amazing organizations. We’d like to congratulate¬†New Jersey Future for winning a major award from affordable housing group, The Central Jersey Housing Resource Center! New Jersey Future is one of our favorite organizations … Continue reading

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Are New Ratables A Solution To Princeton’s Looming Tax Explosion?

Princeton is getting a tax cut! Hooray!!! Consolidation IS working. But despite the municipal savings that came from consolidation, Princeton taxpayers are still facing a hike in their tax bills in the medium-term. How can this be? One problem is … Continue reading

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Princeton U. Vice-Chancellor Admits Dinky Will Be Even Further Away

We discussed last Friday how the historic¬†Princeton Dinky station is to become a new Terra Momo restaurant. We just learned some news relating to Princeton University’s plan to move the station. According to The Times of Trenton, Princeton Council heard … Continue reading

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