Tag Archives: New Jersey

How ‘Filtering’ Affects Housing Affordability in New Jersey

On both coasts of the USA, high housing costs have become a major problem. Residents in states like California, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts often have to pay a very high proportion of their income just to find a place … Continue reading

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Report: Avalon Bay To Build 800-Unit Development At Princeton Junction

800 new homes. 37,000 sq ft of commercial development. This is what West Windsor Mayor Hemant Marathe has agreed to build next to Princeton Junction Station. News of the new developer agreement was released by Diccon Hyatt at US-1 newspaper. … Continue reading

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The Greater Princeton: A Smart Growth Vision for the Princeton Region

This post was submitted by a guest blogger. Princeton and its surrounding communities are at a turning point and need to make critical decisions about how they want to grow. The affordable housing obligations now being determined will very likely … 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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Fifteen Central Jersey Walkable Places Near Princeton

Looking for a walkable place to live near Princeton? Terrified about getting trapped in the notorious Jersey sprawl? You’ve come to the right place. Here are fifteen places, near Princeton, where you can easily walk to stores and restaurants. No … Continue reading

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Princeton-Area Municipalities Face Scramble To Prove Affordable Housing Compliance

In a historic ruling today, the New Jersey Supreme Court gave a unanimous judgement that the State’s key affordable housing task force, the Council on Affordable Housing, has become dysfunctional and is no longer fit for its purpose. The Supreme … Continue reading

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Will Princeton Build Bike Lanes? And If So, Where?

An interesting debate is underway in Princeton about whether the town should add bike lanes. Around a dozen people showed up to Council in January to support the introduction of an ordinance to repurpose on-street parking for bike lanes on part … Continue reading

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