Category Archives: The Parking Question

Princeton Planning Board Approves 125-unit ‘The Alice’ Apartment Development On Terhune Road

On Tuesday night, the Princeton Planning Board approved another key part of the town’s affordable housing plan, a 125-unit mixed-income apartment community at the intersection of North Harrison St and Terhune Road. The development includes a number of advanced ecological … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Rejects Another Bike Lane Proposal

At their meeting on Monday night, Princeton Council held a work session to identify final design alternatives for the ‘Witherspoon Street Phase II’ engineering project. This is a major engineering project for the part of the street between Green Street … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Approves New Survey of Park Place Parking Lot, With A View To Redevelopment

Parking has once again dominated Princeton Council’s agenda in 2022, with multiple meetings devoted to reviewing the findings of the ‘Permit Parking Task Force‘. Following substantial opposition, Council scaled back the original plan to expand resident permit parking, and, as … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton In 2022!

2021 may be remembered as another year ruined by coronavirus, but a lot of good things happened in Princeton this year. A very-busy Princeton Planning Board gave the green light to construction of more affordable homes (probably more than in … Continue reading

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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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Town of Princeton Considering Major Revisions to Witherspoon Street Road Design After Intervention From Planning Expert Jeff Speck

Princeton Council may be about to tear up its plan for a redesign of Witherspoon Street after local business leaders and elected officials heard a talk last week from internationally-famous planner and urbanist, Jeff Speck. Invited by local business leaders … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Aims To Rent Surface Parking Lots At Abandoned Westminster Choir College

The town of Princeton is in advanced negotiations with Rider University to make the parking lots at the Westminster Choir College site available for local residents and employees. The agenda for the regular Princeton Council meeting on Monday, September 27 … 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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Engineers Present Latest Concept Plan for Witherspoon Street Downtown Thoroughfare

  Last year, Princeton Council voted to advance a plan to permanently convert the downtown part of Witherspoon Street into a one-way traffic pattern. The decision was made ahead of a large engineering project to upgrade sewers, which will require … Continue reading

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Princeton Considering Possibility of Closing Lower Witherspoon Street to Motor Vehicles

The Princeton Municipal Engineering Department is considering the possibility of permanently closing part of Witherspoon Street to motor vehicles, as part of a consultation on planned improvements to the streetscape. The current project involves the southern end of Witherspoon Street, … Continue reading

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