Category Archives: Zoning

Princeton Zoning Board Approves 10-Unit ‘Lincoln Court’ Apartment Development

The Chairman voted “No”, but other members of the Princeton Zoning Board of Adjustment saw enough to like about a revised ‘Lincoln Court’ apartment plan to approve the project. The vote came at the ZBA’s regular meeting on January 25. … Continue reading

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Princeton Public Library Forum Offers Solutions on Housing

The question of how to provide housing for all members of the community is an important question for Princeton’s ongoing Master Plan rewrite, which made it very timely for Princeton Public Library to host a forum on housing justice last … Continue reading

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Princeton Zoning Board Gives Thumbs-Down to Proposed ‘Lincoln Court’ Apartment Plan

A proposal to redevelop a site in downtown Princeton with a mixed-income apartment building appears dead in its current form, after failing to find support from the Princeton Zoning Board of Adjustment. The applicant, RB Homes, had hoped to construct … Continue reading

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Princeton Residents Express Strong Desire For Middle-Income Housing In Master Plan ‘Visioning Study’

The prelimary results of the Princeton Master Plan ‘Visioning Study’ are in, and Princeton residents have identified middle-income housing as one of the key priorities that the town needs to address. Princeton’s Master Plan, which guides all municipal planning efforts, … Continue reading

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Judge Throws Out Princeton Planning Board Approval of Humbert Lane Townhomes

A plan to construct three townhomes on Humbert Lane in Princeton appears to be dead after neighbors won a court case challenging its approval by the Princeton Planning Board. The so-called ‘Greenberg et al’ case relates to an application by … Continue reading

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Subdivision With Three Single-Family Homes Proposed At Bayard Lane and Birch Ave in Princeton

A development application has been submitted to the Princeton Planning Department for three new homes on the western side of Bayard Lane (Route 206), at the intersection with Birch Avenue (see map below). The proposal, from “West Windsor Real Estate, … 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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Three-unit Townhouse Development Proposed for Humbert Street in Princeton

Princeton Planning Board will consider an application on Thursday night for a three-home townhouse development on Humbert Street (map) in central Princeton. The plan would bring three compact homes to a site just off Wiggins Street that is within 2 … 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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