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Bayard Lane Subdivision Approved, Despite Stormwater Concerns From Princeton Planning Board Members.

The Princeton Planning Board approved an application for a three-home subdivision off Bayard Lane (aka Route 206) at their meeting on July 7. The meeting was a continuation of a hearing that began in February, and represents the latest attempt … Continue reading

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Momo Brothers Propose New Pizzeria, Apartments On Witherspoon Street in Princeton

Raoul and Carlo Momo, Princeton residents, and owners of restaurants including ‘Teresa Caffe‘ and ‘Eno Terra‘, have submitted an application to the town to redevelop the building that houses their ‘Terra Momo Bread Company’ on Witherspoon Street (map). The new … Continue reading

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Multiple Companies Are Interested In Operating Self-Driving Transit in Trenton

In late 2021, New Jersey Department of Transportation launched the ‘Trenton MOVES‘ program, which is intended to bring a “safe, equitable, affordable, sustainable, and efficient on-demand automated vehicle mobility systems in and beyond Trenton, NJ.” Simply put, the idea is … Continue reading

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New ‘Concept Plan’ Presented For Proposed Linden Lane Townhomes

The would-be developer of a three-unit townhouse project at 39 Linden Lane has presented a new ‘concept plan’ to the Princeton Planning Board. The new concept comes after an earlier proposal raised several concerns from the Site Plan Review Advisory … Continue reading

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Princeton Planning Board Approves 125-unit ‘The Alice’ Apartment Development On Terhune Road

On Tuesday night, the Princeton Planning Board approved another key part of the town’s affordable housing plan, a 125-unit mixed-income apartment community at the intersection of North Harrison St and Terhune Road. The development includes a number of advanced ecological … Continue reading

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Petition calls for Princeton U. to Donate ‘Butler Tract’ for Affordable Housing

Seven years ago, Princeton University demolished graduate student accommodation at the ‘Butler Tract’, off South Harrison St (map). Since then, the large site has sat empty, with occasional use as a surface parking lot. A petition initiated recently by local … Continue reading

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To Address Flooding Concerns, Princeton Council Advances Study of New Stormwater Runoff Fee

Princeton Concil has awarded a contract to a consultancy firm to investigate whether the town should set up a ‘stormwater utility‘. If so, every local property owner would be required to pay a new fee, which would be dependent on … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Rejects Another Bike Lane Proposal

At their meeting on Monday night, Princeton Council held a work session to identify final design alternatives for the ‘Witherspoon Street Phase II’ engineering project. This is a major engineering project for the part of the street between Green Street … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Approves New Survey of Park Place Parking Lot, With A View To Redevelopment

Parking has once again dominated Princeton Council’s agenda in 2022, with multiple meetings devoted to reviewing the findings of the ‘Permit Parking Task Force‘. Following substantial opposition, Council scaled back the original plan to expand resident permit parking, and, as … Continue reading

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NJ Transit Focuses On Two Options for Future Of Princeton ‘Dinky’ Rail Corridor

A spokeswoman from NJ Transit announced on Thursday night that the agency has narrowed the field of potential options in its ‘Princeton Transitway’ study. The study aims to identify ways to improve transit along the Princeton ‘Dinky’ rail corridor. Whereas … Continue reading

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