Category Archives: planning

Princeton School District Considering Shift Away From Neighborhood Elementary Schools Model

Princeton Public School District is considering a major restructuring of elementary school education. At a meeting of elementary school parents on April 27, district official presented a number of options to address growing student enrollment. One of these options would … Continue reading

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New Map of Princeton Parks and Open Spaces Released

The town of Princeton has acquired large amounts of open space in recent years, but until very recently, there was no publicly-accessible map of protected lands. Speaking to the Princeton Environmental Commission on Feb 22, municipal open space manager Cindy … Continue reading

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Princeton Mayor Sparks Controversy With Remarks On Affordable Housing

Princeton Mayor Mark Freda sparked consternation last week, after reports emerged regarding comments he made at a panel sponsored by the Mercer County Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors. As reported by Barbara Peston for ‘The Montgomery News’ (Link: … Continue reading

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Princeton University Presents New Details About Future ‘Hobson College’

Princeton University presented a full application for its newest undergraduate residential college, ‘Hobson College’, at a meeting of the Princeton Planning Board on January 19, 2023. The application adds further detail to a ‘concept plan’ presented by the University last … Continue reading

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Details of Amtrak-ARUP Study To Expand Track Capacity at New York Penn Station

The future of rail transit from New Jersey to New York City has been in the news recently, with President Biden appearing in New York last week to celebrate the first steps in the Gateway Project, which will eventually lead … Continue reading

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Princeton Public Library Forum Offers Solutions on Housing

The question of how to provide housing for all members of the community is an important question for Princeton’s ongoing Master Plan rewrite, which made it very timely for Princeton Public Library to host a forum on housing justice last … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton In 2023!

It’s the turn of the year, you’ve already read the ‘Review of 2022‘ in ‘Town Topics’, and now you’re probably wondering, “what could be on the cards for 2023?” Seek no further, we have ten bold predictions about what might … Continue reading

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Princeton Library To Host Forum On Housing On Saturday, December 10

The Princeton Public Library will host a panel discussion on Saturday December 10, focusing on housing in Princeton. The program begins at 11 a.m. with a discussion of the causes of the housing crisis. The median value of properties in … Continue reading

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NJ Transit Releases Final Report on Study of Light Rail, Bus, Bikeway Upgrades for Princeton ‘Dinky’ Rail Line

NJ Transit today released a final report from their study of transit alternatives along the Princeton ‘Dinky’ rail corridor. The study, which began in spring of 2021, was intended to identify what the best options are for providing future transit … Continue reading

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Princeton Residents Express Strong Desire For Middle-Income Housing In Master Plan ‘Visioning Study’

The prelimary results of the Princeton Master Plan ‘Visioning Study’ are in, and Princeton residents have identified middle-income housing as one of the key priorities that the town needs to address. Princeton’s Master Plan, which guides all municipal planning efforts, … Continue reading

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