Tag Archives: affordability

Why I Don’t Live In Trenton

The short answer is “white privilege”. I can afford Princeton, and Princeton is pretty awesome. But as an urbanist, I actually *want* to live in Trenton. It’s affordable, diverse, has a real sense of character and history, and great transit … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Criticizes ‘Fair Share Housing Center’ As Affordable Housing Trial Continues

Princeton Council members expressed anger and frustration at their regular meeting Monday night after being presented with a 200-signature petition urging a compromise in their ongoing affordable housing litigation. In front of a packed town hall, several Council members publicly … Continue reading

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‘Mill Hill Holiday House Tour’ Celebrates Diverse, Affordable, Historic Trenton Neighborhood

Last weekend was the Mill Hill Holiday House Tour. Now in its 50th year, the event allows members of the public into the homes of Mill Hill residents, offering a view of one of Trenton’s most interesting neighborhoods.

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Affordable Housing Developers In Princeton Need Support, Not Insults.

Princeton Council spent over an hour at their meeting on Monday night night debating whether to convert 5 affordable rentals at ‘The Waxwood’ condominium to ‘for-sale’ units. Council members couldn’t agree about whether it is appropriate – and the bigger question … Continue reading

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Princeton Mayoral Candidates Talk Planning, Affordability

Princeton will elect a Mayor in the Election next Tuesday, November 8. Voters will choose between incumbent Liz Lempert (Democrat) and challenger Peter Marks (Republican). In their recent debate hosted by the League of Women Voters, the questions touched on … 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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Princeton’s Mt Lucas Road Land Purchase: A Potentially Costly Deal

Princeton’s Democratic Council members are at loggerheads over a potential open space purchase off Mt Lucas Road. Proponents argue that the purchase is necessary to prevent development of 20.4 acres of land, and to provide a link between existing open space … Continue reading

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