Category Archives: Sustainability

First Look: Inclusionary Mixed-Use Development Proposal at 40-42 North Tulane St in Princeton

The Princeton Planning Department has received an application to redevelop the property at 40-42 North Tulane St in downtown Princeton (map), to create an expanded building with ground-floor commercial space and 14 residential units. The redevelopment would contain a mixture … Continue reading

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Princeton University Planning Major Renovation, Expansion of Dillon Gymnasium

Princeton University has submitted an application to the Princeton NJ Planning Department for a major modernization of its Dillon Gymnasium (map). Constructed in 1947, the existing Dillon Gym was among the last buildings on Princeton University campus to be built … Continue reading

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First Look: 18-unit Inclusionary Apartment Proposal At Former Princeton HiTops Site on Wiggins Street

A proposal for a new 18-unit apartment complex will be considered next Wednesday, October 18 by the Princeton Site Plan Review Advisory Board. The site is 21 Wiggins St, at the corner of Wiggins St and North Tulane St (map). … Continue reading

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Humbert Street Neighbors Lambaste Princeton Townhouse Proposal

A proposal to construct three townhouses at 25 Humbert Street (map) was considered at a meeting of the Princeton Planning Board last Thursday. As discussed in ‘Walkable Princeton’ last week (“Three-unit Townhouse Development Proposed for Humbert Street in Princeton“), a … Continue reading

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Renderings of Proposed 20 Nassau Street Hotel in Downtown Princeton

Last year, it was announced that Graduate Hotels had purchased 20 Nassau Street, a large building in downtown Princeton that has most recently been used for retail uses and offices (map). Graduate Hotels manages boutique hotels in around 30 locations … 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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Bikeshare Dock Removed From Princeton Town Hall After Funding Cut

The bikeshare dock next to Community Park Pool at Princeton Town Hall has been removed. The dock previously held six ‘Zagster’ bicycles, which were available for borrowing by members of the local bikeshare program, which was set up in November … Continue reading

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Princeton Planning Board Eyes Major Rewrite of Town Master Plan

Princeton, NJ may soon begin its first major overhaulĀ of the town Master Plan since 1996. That’s the outcome of a meeting earlier today of the ‘Master Plan Subcommittee’ of the Princeton Planning Board. The Master Plan Subcommittee, as its name … Continue reading

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Mercer County Planners Reveal Options for Bicycle Facilities on Princeton Roads

At a meeting at Princeton University’s Fields Center last week, planners from Mercer County presented their draft Bicycle Master Plan. The meeting was intended to get public input and explain the various different types of bicycle facility that the County … Continue reading

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All 82 Recommendations From the Draft Princeton Climate Action Plan

The public comment period for the draft Princeton Climate Action Plan is due to finish on May 31 2019, but how many residents really know what is in the plan? We have assembled all of the policy proposals into one … Continue reading

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