Category Archives: Zoning

Inside The Town Of Princeton’s Affordable Housing Trial

One way to mark African American History Month, which began yesterday, is to attend the Fair Housing trial that is currently taking place at Mercer Superior Court in Trenton. The trial features attorneys representing five suburban Mercer County Towns (including … Continue reading

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Princeton Forms Alliance With Mercer County Towns To Fight Affordable Housing Obligations

Princeton has teamed up with four other municipalities from Mercer County in a bid to reduce the amount of state-mandated affordable housing that must be built in town. The town has entered a syndicate, called the ‘Mercer County Municipal Group’ (MCMG), with Hopewell … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Fight To Build Less Affordable Housing Moves To Court Starting Jan 9

Many people are concerned that the shortage of affordable housing Princeton threatens the diversity of the town, and makes it hard for young adults and seniors to stay in town. The town, however, is currently waging two different legal battles to … Continue reading

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Here’s What Will Happen In Princeton in 2017.

With 2016 at an end, it’s time to look toward what the new year holds for walkable living and development in Princeton. Every year, we try to guess what will happen in the coming 12 months. Which of our guesses … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Should Strike The Right Balance On Witherspoon Street

Princeton’s Council members indicated earlier this month that they will create a new historic district in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. The measure drew significant support, particularly from members of the African-American community, who have historically made up the largest share of residents. … 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A plan to construct three duplexes off Route 206 near Birch Avenue was withdrawn after a hearing at Princeton’s Zoning Board on Wednesday night.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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Apartment Conversion Of MacLean Street Masonic Hall Approved After Marathon Meeting

Princeton’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved required variances for a planned conversion of the old Masonic Hall on MacLean Street. The building will now be converted to ten apartments, including a mix of studios and one- and two-bed units. The … Continue reading

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