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Parts of Witherspoon Street in Princeton to be Converted for Outdoor Dining

Part of Witherspoon Street will become one-way only, with much of the space being given over for outdoor dining at local businesses, according to a plan adopted by Princeton Council on Monday night. The plan is the town’s response to … Continue reading

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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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To Allow ‘Social Distancing’, We Must Open Princeton Streets to Pedestrians

In the past two months, the coronavirus epidemic has killed almost 7,000 New Jersey residents, and sickened tens of thousand more. State directives have closed all but the most essential businesses, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without work and … Continue reading

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Architects Pitch Housing Concepts at ‘Princeton Future’ Community Meeting

Community planning group ‘Princeton Future’ held a meeting at Princeton Public Library last Saturday, to discuss planned new affordable housing on Franklin Avenue. According to the town’s affordable housing settlement, agreed last year, and subsequently approved by Mercer County Superior … Continue reading

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Seven Potential Cycling Solutions For Witherspoon Street

On Thursday night, the town of Princeton will host its first public consultation on reconstruction of Witherspoon Street to “formulate a master plan for this very important corridor”. All aspects of the street will be considered, including repaving the road, sidewalks, crosswalks, sewers, … Continue reading

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Run The Princeton Dinky Train To Trenton

NJ Transit is reportedly considering options for upgrading service on the ‘Dinky’ rail line, which currently runs 2.7 miles from Princeton rail station on Alexander Street, to the main line station at Princeton Junction, in West Windsor. The study will … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton in 2020!

It’s that time of year for some guesses about what is likely to be in the news in Princeton in the next 12 months! It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future, and in Princeton things often happen more … 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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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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On-Demand Transit Could Help Riders Reach Princeton ‘Dinky’ Train

‘Princeton Future’ is hosting a community discussion “Changing The Way We Get Around” at Princeton Public Library this  Saturday (Sep 26) and it has been getting quite a lot of attention in local media.  A group of Princeton University students, … Continue reading

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