Developer AvalonBay recently posted this Youtube video, which shows the animation of their new site plan for apartments at the Princeton Hospital Site. The video imagines what it would be like to walk down Franklin Avenue, up Witherspoon Street, down the service drive between the existing medical offices building at 280 Witherspoon St and the apartments, and then around the piazza area where the lobby entrance will be.
Although the plan still attracts opposition, Princeton could really use some new apartment options, and the plan has been substantially modified to fit the neighborhood. The larger buildings are screened from the street by townhouses or existing buildings, there are several routes permeating the site with sidewalks, and there is a large park. The site layout would be a vast improvement on the current derelict hospital site.
Whatever you think of the plan, the video gives a much clearer impression of exactly what the Planning Board is judging. Princeton residents deserve to have a clear view of what is being proposed for the neighborhood.