Author Archives: walkableprinceton

Redesigned Griggs Corner Apartment Proposal Gets Mixed Reception at Princeton’s Site Plan Review Advisory Board

Earlier this month, Princeton’s Site Plan Review Advisory Board considered a redesign of a mixed-use building proposal on Witherspoon Street at Hulfish St (map). The site in question is ‘Griggs Corner’, a one-quarter acre lot that was formerly used as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Vegan Restaurant, ‘The Planted Plate’, Opens on Spring St

Earlier this month, the long-awaited vegan restaurant, ‘The Planted Plate’ opened its doors at 15 Spring St in downtown Princeton. The new restaurant offers a breakfast menu, and a selection of salads, sandwiches and ‘hot bowls’. All the food is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ten Predictions For Princeton In 2021!

What a year! 2020 has not been an easy one for Princeton, with the coronavirus contagion upending all our expectations. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down, and, tragically, many people have lost their lives because of a virus pandemic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More Than 250 Residents Sign Petition Expressing Support For A More Walkable Witherspoon Street In Downtown Princeton

Over 250 residents have signed a petition calling for a more walkable design for lower Witherspoon Street in Princeton. The two blocks of Witherspoon Street closest to Nassau Street have been converted to a one-way setup for most of 2020, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Princeton Council To Eliminate Taxi Stand On Nassau Street

The taxi stand at Nassau St and Witherspoon St in downtown Princeton, which has existed for many years, is set to disappear. As part of their meeting on October 19, Princeton Council agreed to reconfigure the space as parking for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Princeton Council Poised To Create Affordable Housing Zone, Permitting 30 New Homes On Terhune Road

Princeton Council will consider a plan to rezone a plot of land at 375 Terhune Road at their meeting on Monday, November 2. The new zoning would permit construction of up to 30 new homes, and end a legal battle … Continue reading

Posted in Affordability, Placemaking, planning, Princeton, Trails | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

First Look: New Apartment Proposals at Thanet Road in Princeton

Princeton’s “Site Plan Review Advisory Board” examined a preliminary plan this week for a proposed apartment development on Thanet Road (map). The site was designated for housing as part of a plan adopted by the town earlier this year to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Poll Shows ‘Overwhelming’ Support For Closing Witherspoon Street in Downtown Princeton To Traffic

At a public meeting last week, representatives of the Princeton Engineering Department discussed plans for reconstruction of Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton. The project is scheduled to begin next year, and the purpose of the meeting was to get further … Continue reading

Posted in Complete Streets, Downtown Vibrancy, Events, Placemaking, planning, Princeton | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Celebrate ‘Bike To Work’ Week With Two Events In Princeton

‘Bike To Work Week’ 2020 has been moved from its usual slot in May to this week, September 21-27, because of the coronavirus lockdown that struck earlier this year. Local transportation agencies Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving are … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Transportation, Princeton | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Princeton Considering Possibility of Closing Lower Witherspoon Street to Motor Vehicles

The Princeton Municipal Engineering Department is considering the possibility of permanently closing part of Witherspoon Street to motor vehicles, as part of a consultation on planned improvements to the streetscape. The current project involves the southern end of Witherspoon Street, … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Transportation, Beautiful Walkable Princeton, Complete Streets, Placemaking, planning, Princeton, The Parking Question, Traffic | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment