Category Archives: The Parking Question

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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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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Princeton Council Considering More Homes and Retail at Franklin-Maple Site

In 2014, Princeton University donated a disused parking lot on Franklin Avenue (map) to the town of Princeton. The parking lot has not been used much since, but at their meeting on Monday night, Princeton Council took the first steps … Continue reading

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Outdoor Pizza Oven Coming to Hulfish Street in Downtown Princeton

Princeton Council tonight approved an application by the owners of Teresa Caffe to place a mobile pizza oven at 29 Hulfish Street in downtown Princeton. The mobile oven will be located in a parking bay outside the ‘Mediterra‘ restaurant. The … Continue reading

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Parts of Witherspoon Street in Princeton to be Converted for Outdoor Dining

Part of Witherspoon Street will become one-way only, with much of the space being given over for outdoor dining at local businesses, according to a plan adopted by Princeton Council on Monday night. The plan is the town’s response to … 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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Seven Potential Cycling Solutions For Witherspoon Street

On Thursday night, the town of Princeton will host its first public consultation on reconstruction of Witherspoon Street to “formulate a master plan for this very important corridor”. All aspects of the street will be considered, including repaving the road, sidewalks, crosswalks, sewers, … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton in 2020!

It’s that time of year for some guesses about what is likely to be in the news in Princeton in the next 12 months! It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future, and in Princeton things often happen more … Continue reading

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You’re Not Imagining It: Princeton Really Is Getting Wetter

After a very wet April and May, Princeton residents might be asking “why is it always raining??” According to data from the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist, the answer is clear: it’s Climate Change. Last year was the … Continue reading

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Despite Increased Meter Rates, Drivers Still Prefer To Park On The Street In Princeton

Princeton Council meets Monday night to consider the impact of recent changes to street parking in downtown Princeton, which included the first increase in parking meter rates for many years. Local merchants have sent letters to local media, arguing that … Continue reading

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