Category Archives: planning

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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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: ‘Whole Foods Market’ Coming To Route 206 By Princeton Airport

According to a report by Sophie Nieto-Munoz at NJ Advance Media, Whole Foods Market is planning to open a new supermarket in Montgomery Township, less than a mile from the Princeton town line. The site (click here for map) is … Continue reading

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Princeton Should Make Public Participation In Planning Much Easier

On Tuesday night, Princeton Council is having a special public meeting to set priorities for 2019. This meeting focuses on ‘User Friendly Government’, and while it’s not entirely clear what this means, it is certainly true that the town could … Continue reading

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How Walkable Are West Windsor’s Proposed New Housing Developments?

Last month, West Windsor Township, NJ announced its proposed affordable housing settlement. The settlement explains how the town plans to provide its ‘fair share’ of affordable housing, as is required by state law. Every other town in Mercer County, with … Continue reading

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Gov. Murphy Proposal To Desegregate NJ Schools Poses Questions About Princeton School Bond

Princeton Board of Education meets tonight (9.4.18*) to consider whether to place a $130 million bond before voters for a November referendum. The $130 million is intended to expand local schools to provide capacity for anticipated growth in student numbers. … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Dedicates Franklin Avenue Affordable Housing Site As Interim Parking Lot

Princeton Council focused on parking once again at their Monday night meeting, and decided to expand the range of parking options in town by at least 150 spaces. Specifically, Council decided to start charging for parking at the Franklin Avenue … Continue reading

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