Category Archives: Real estate

Affordable Housing Developers In Princeton Need Support, Not Insults.

Princeton Council spent over an hour at their meeting on Monday night night debating whether to convert 5 affordable rentals at ‘The Waxwood’ condominium to ‘for-sale’ units. Council members couldn’t agree about whether it is appropriate – and the bigger question … Continue reading

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Revisiting The First Princeton Jane Jacobs Walk

On Saturday, the first Princeton ‘Jane Jacobs Walk’ took place, honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of the famed urbanist. I’ve never been on a  Jane’s Walk before, so  it was a whole new thing. But it was … Continue reading

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Walkable Central Princeton Leads Local Area For Increases In Home Values

Central Princeton has seen a 32% increase in property values since 2004. The price jump downtown, which greatly surpasses anything else in the local area, was revealed in data published by ‘The Washington Post’ last week. By taking a long-range view … Continue reading

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Bayard Lane Duplex Plan Torpedoed Amid Neighborhood Protest

A plan to construct three duplexes off Route 206 near Birch Avenue was withdrawn after a hearing at Princeton’s Zoning Board on Wednesday night. The proposal from West Windsor Real Estate was for six private residences arranged as three duplexes, … Continue reading

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Angry Signs Protest Walkable Apartment Proposal at Princeton’s MacLean Street

In January, Princeton’s Zoning Board of Adjustment was scheduled to rule on whether a proposal to convert the old Masonic Hall at John and MacLean St into apartments could go ahead. The hearing was postponed, and is now set to … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Mt Lucas Road Land Purchase: A Potentially Costly Deal

Princeton’s Democratic Council members are at loggerheads over a potential open space purchase off Mt Lucas Road. Proponents argue that the purchase is necessary to prevent development of 20.4 acres of land, and to provide a link between existing open space … Continue reading

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Princeton To Hold Hearing On Proposed Walkable MacLean Street Apartments

This Wednesday, January 27, Wednesday, February 17 the Princeton Zoning Board will have a hearing on a proposal to bring 10 new apartments to the old Masonic Hall at John Street and MacLean Street. The new apartments would potentially allow … Continue reading

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Home Prices In Princeton Jump 9% in 2015

The selling price of residential properties in Princeton leapt by 9% in 2015, and the average sales price was over $1 million. Those are two of the findings from an analysis of 2015 real estate data by ‘Sig and Syl’ at … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Struggles With “Anti-McMansion” Regulations

“Control the size of houses and where they are built”. That was the target of Princeton Council at their meeting last week. Like many prosperous places, Princeton seems in the grip of teardown fever, as developers replace modest mid-20th-century homes with larger, more modern models. Planning … Continue reading

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‘A Princeton Of Villages’ – How Princeton Planned To Grow To A Green Community Of 40,000 People

Open space. A complete network of cycle paths. Housing options that preserved social and economic diversity. Stores that can be accessed easily on foot. All this was envisaged in 1973 by the Princeton Planning Board, as part of a 20-year vision … Continue reading

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