Category Archives: Placemaking

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 University Names Site For New Residential College

Princeton University just released an update to their long-range campus planning exercise. As expected, the University is planning to add a new residential college, to accommodate an increase in undergraduate numbers of 10%. The site for the new college will … Continue reading

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Princeton University’s New Arts Complex: The View From The Outside (PHOTOS)

In 2012, Princeton University got approvals to construct a new ‘Arts and Transit’ complex on Alexander St at University Place. Extremely controversial at the time, the plan called for moving Princeton rail station approximately 400-ft south, converting the existing rail … Continue reading

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Proposed Triumph Brewpub At Old Princeton Post Office: Images And Site Plans!

On July 13, the Princeton Planning Board will consider a plan to convert the old Princeton Post Office on Palmer Square into a new Triumph Brewpub. The site plan shows a rendering of the new bar. The entrance would be … Continue reading

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Fixing Princeton’s Parking Problems In Three Easy Steps

The town of Princeton is holding a public meeting tonight (June 14) to discuss parking. The meeting is the latest in a series of discussions led by consultants hired by the town to evaluate issues relating to parking. These issues … Continue reading

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Princeton Must Build Thousands Of New Homes. Where Can They Go?

The town of Princeton announced at the end of April that it will settle a court case about how much affordable housing the town will add through 2025. Six weeks on, the terms of the settlement are still shrouded in … Continue reading

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Here’s What Will Happen In Princeton in 2017.

With 2016 at an end, it’s time to look toward what the new year holds for walkable living and development in Princeton. Every year, we try to guess what will happen in the coming 12 months. Which of our guesses … Continue reading

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