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Princeton University Plans New ‘Health Services Building’ on Campus to Replace McCosh Health Center

Princeton University has submitted plans to construct a new ‘Health Services Building’ to provide larger and improved space for University Health Services. When completed, the new building would replace the McCosh Health Center, which has been the principal site for … Continue reading

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Planning Decision on Humbert Street Townhouse Proposal Delayed Until July

An applicant seeking to build three townhouses on Humbert Street in Princeton advised the Princeton Planning Board tonight that the application is to be revised and reconsidered at a later date. The Planning Board had been expected to vote on … Continue reading

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NJ Transit Launches Public Consultation to Identify Potential Upgrades to Princeton ‘Dinky’ Rail Line

NJ Transit has launched a public consultation (link) to get input into what the best options are for upgrading the Princeton ‘Dinky’ train service. The ‘Dinky’ is the two-car train that runs back and forward between Princeton rail station on … Continue reading

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Princeton Planning Board Advances “Area In Need of Redevelopment” Designation for Princeton Shopping Center

Should the Princeton Shopping Center on North Harrison St (map) be designated as a ‘Redevelopment Area’? That was the question considered by the Princeton Planning Board at their meeting last night. Princeton Council had referred the question to the Planning … Continue reading

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Humbert Street Neighbors Lambaste Princeton Townhouse Proposal

A proposal to construct three townhouses at 25 Humbert Street (map) was considered at a meeting of the Princeton Planning Board last Thursday. As discussed in ‘Walkable Princeton’ last week (“Three-unit Townhouse Development Proposed for Humbert Street in Princeton“), a … Continue reading

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Town Planning Board Approves New Sir David Adjaye-Designed Princeton University Art Museum

Earlier this month, Princeton University presented plans for a new University Art Musum. The new museum would be built on the existing 4.5 acre site (map). The current museum (which has been closed since last April) and adjoining McCormick Hall … Continue reading

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Engineers Present Latest Concept Plan for Witherspoon Street Downtown Thoroughfare

  Last year, Princeton Council voted to advance a plan to permanently convert the downtown part of Witherspoon Street into a one-way traffic pattern. The decision was made ahead of a large engineering project to upgrade sewers, which will require … Continue reading

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Redesigned Griggs Corner Apartment Proposal Gets Mixed Reception at Princeton’s Site Plan Review Advisory Board

Earlier this month, Princeton’s Site Plan Review Advisory Board considered a redesign of a mixed-use building proposal on Witherspoon Street at Hulfish St (map). The site in question is ‘Griggs Corner’, a one-quarter acre lot that was formerly used as … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton In 2021!

What a year! 2020 has not been an easy one for Princeton, with the coronavirus contagion upending all our expectations. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down, and, tragically, many people have lost their lives because of a virus pandemic … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Poised To Create Affordable Housing Zone, Permitting 30 New Homes On Terhune Road

Princeton Council will consider a plan to rezone a plot of land at 375 Terhune Road at their meeting on Monday, November 2. The new zoning would permit construction of up to 30 new homes, and end a legal battle … Continue reading

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