Category Archives: Placemaking

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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Princeton University Planning Major Renovation, Expansion of Dillon Gymnasium

Princeton University has submitted an application to the Princeton NJ Planning Department for a major modernization of its Dillon Gymnasium (map). Constructed in 1947, the existing Dillon Gym was among the last buildings on Princeton University campus to be built … 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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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 Planning Board Approves New Sir David Adjaye-Designed Princeton University Art Museum

Earlier this month, Princeton University presented plans for a new University Art Musum. The new museum would be built on the existing 4.5 acre site (map). The current museum (which has been closed since last April) and adjoining McCormick Hall … Continue reading

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Engineers Present Latest Concept Plan for Witherspoon Street Downtown Thoroughfare

  Last year, Princeton Council voted to advance a plan to permanently convert the downtown part of Witherspoon Street into a one-way traffic pattern. The decision was made ahead of a large engineering project to upgrade sewers, which will require … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Renderings of Proposed 20 Nassau Street Hotel in Downtown Princeton

Last year, it was announced that Graduate Hotels had purchased 20 Nassau Street, a large building in downtown Princeton that has most recently been used for retail uses and offices (map). Graduate Hotels manages boutique hotels in around 30 locations … Continue reading

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