Category Archives: People

New Era of Affordable Housing Begins With Expansion of Princeton Community Village

An event to mark the first new affordable housing to be constructed under the town of Princeton’s 2020 housing settlements was held last Friday. Princeton Community Housing, the non-profit organization that is the largest operator of affordable housing in the … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Considering Major Revisions to Witherspoon Street Road Design After Intervention From Planning Expert Jeff Speck

Princeton Council may be about to tear up its plan for a redesign of Witherspoon Street after local business leaders and elected officials heard a talk last week from internationally-famous planner and urbanist, Jeff Speck. Invited by local business leaders … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Aims To Rent Surface Parking Lots At Abandoned Westminster Choir College

The town of Princeton is in advanced negotiations with Rider University to make the parking lots at the Westminster Choir College site available for local residents and employees. The agenda for the regular Princeton Council meeting on Monday, September 27 … Continue reading

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Can Jeff Speck Help Solve Princeton’s Walkability Issues?

Princeton business leaders have invited the internationally-recognized planner, Jeff Speck, to give two talks in Princeton this week. Having worked on over 75 town master plans, and authored one of the best-selling popular planning books of the last decade, Speck … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Facing Legal Challenge Over Thanet Redevelopment

The town of Princeton’s plan to redevelop the Thanet Circle office park (map) has become the subject of a court challenge in Mercer County Superior Court. A company known as “375 Terhune Road, LLC” is suing the town, alleging that … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Considering More Homes and Retail at Franklin-Maple Site

In 2014, Princeton University donated a disused parking lot on Franklin Avenue (map) to the town of Princeton. The parking lot has not been used much since, but at their meeting on Monday night, Princeton Council took the first steps … Continue reading

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Town Of Princeton On Brink Of New Affordable Housing Settlement

A deal to settle the town of Princeton’s requirement for state-mandated affordable housing is expected to be finalized in the next few days. That’s what the town of Princeton’s attorney, Kevin Van Hise, told Judge Mary Jacobson at a hearing … Continue reading

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Rutgers University Dedicates “Paul Robeson Plaza” in New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University today dedicated a new plaza in downtown New Brunswick in honor of Paul Robeson. The famed former Princeton resident graduated from Rutgers as class valedictorian 100 years ago, in 1919. He became internationally famous as a singer, actor, … Continue reading

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Expand Shuttle Bus Service To Ease Princeton Parking Crunch

Princeton Council’s recent effort to modernize street parking in town is getting a lot of pushback from local merchants. Some business owners believe that the increased rates for street parking discourage people from visiting their stores, and they are planning … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Heads Back To Court For Affordable Housing Mediation

A team of negotiators representing the town of Princeton is expected in court today amid ongoing discussions about how much affordable housing the town is required to build. Earlier this year, Princeton officials¬†announced a plan to build 1,259 homes to … Continue reading

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