Category Archives: Smart Growth

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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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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Princeton Council Plans Study of Redevelopment of Seminary Lands On Stockton Street

Princeton Council looks set to authorize a study that could pave the way for redevelopment of up to 9.74 acres of land belonging to the Princeton Theological Seminary. Council Resolution 18-218, which is on the agenda for the Council meeting … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Posts Slides About 2018 – 2025 Affordable Housing Plans

If you missed the Princeton Planning Board meeting last night, where the town announced the sites where it will build 753 units of new affordable housing, you can now see the slides yourself at the municipal website. The town has … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Secretly Planning For 3,000+ New Homes

Mercer County Judge Mary Jacobson ruled last month that Princeton has added far too few affordable homes. To meet state affordable housing requirements, Princeton Council is now secretly developing plans for around 3,000 new homes, a radical increase in development … Continue reading

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Princeton Planning Board Approves 6-Unit Infill Apartment Project on Spring Street

The Princeton Planning Board recently approved a proposal to add three stories to the ‘Nelson Glass’ building at 45 Spring Street. The project promises to add 6 new apartments in a very walkable location at the heart of downtown Princeton. … Continue reading

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The Greater Princeton: A Smart Growth Vision for the Princeton Region

This post was submitted by a guest blogger. Princeton and its surrounding communities are at a turning point and need to make critical decisions about how they want to grow. The affordable housing obligations now being determined will very likely … Continue reading

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