Category Archives: Density

Redevelopment Plan for Griggs Corner Site in Downtown Princeton Advances

On Wednesday night, the Princeton Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB) considered an application to redevelop a surface parking lot at Witherspoon Street and Hulfish Street in downtown Princeton. The site, known as ‘Griggs Corner’, is across the street from … Continue reading

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Revised Princeton Affordable Housing Plan Envisages Over 700 New Homes

The town of Princeton has released its new affordable housing plan (link here). The plan envisages over 700 new units of housing, which must be in development by 2025, to comply with state housing laws.

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Princeton Planning Board Eyes Major Rewrite of Town Master Plan

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 … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Planning 65-Unit Affordable Housing Project Off Mt Lucas Road

The Governing Body of the town of Princeton will consider an ordinance on Monday night (March 11, 2019) to create a new affordable housing zone at the intersection of Mt Lucas Road and Herrontown Road. The proposed ordinance  would re-zone … Continue reading

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Proposed Downzoning Would Block Construction of Many Traditional Princeton Homes

Princeton Council will tonight hold a hearing on a revision to the town’s zoning code, to further restrict the types of houses that can be built in town. Based on a perception that there are too many large houses being … Continue reading

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Concept Plan for New Princeton University Residential Colleges

The Princeton Planning Board will tonight consider a concept plan, submitted by Princeton University, for two new student residential colleges at the interesection of South Drive and Elm Drive. We have known for several years that Princeton University wants to … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions for Princeton in 2019!

It’s time for our annual attempt to guess what will happen in Princeton in the coming year! How many of these predictions do you think are likely? Read on, and don’t forget to check the end, where we review how … Continue reading

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Report: Avalon Bay To Build 800-Unit Development At Princeton Junction

800 new homes. 37,000 sq ft of commercial development. This is what West Windsor Mayor Hemant Marathe has agreed to build next to Princeton Junction Station. News of the new developer agreement was released by Diccon Hyatt at US-1 newspaper. … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Secretly Planning For 3,000+ New Homes

Mercer County Judge Mary Jacobson ruled last month that Princeton has added far too few affordable homes. To meet state affordable housing requirements, Princeton Council is now secretly developing plans for around 3,000 new homes, a radical increase in development … Continue reading

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Princeton Planning Board Approves 6-Unit Infill Apartment Project on Spring Street

The Princeton Planning Board recently approved a proposal to add three stories to the ‘Nelson Glass’ building at 45 Spring Street. The project promises to add 6 new apartments in a very walkable location at the heart of downtown Princeton. … Continue reading

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