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To Address Flooding Concerns, Princeton Council Advances Study of New Stormwater Runoff Fee

Princeton Concil has awarded a contract to a consultancy firm to investigate whether the town should set up a ‘stormwater utility‘. If so, every local property owner would be required to pay a new fee, which would be dependent on … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Rejects Another Bike Lane Proposal

At their meeting on Monday night, Princeton Council held a work session to identify final design alternatives for the ‘Witherspoon Street Phase II’ engineering project. This is a major engineering project for the part of the street between Green Street … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Approves New Survey of Park Place Parking Lot, With A View To Redevelopment

Parking has once again dominated Princeton Council’s agenda in 2022, with multiple meetings devoted to reviewing the findings of the ‘Permit Parking Task Force‘. Following substantial opposition, Council scaled back the original plan to expand resident permit parking, and, as … Continue reading

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NJ Transit Focuses On Two Options for Future Of Princeton ‘Dinky’ Rail Corridor

A spokeswoman from NJ Transit announced on Thursday night that the agency has narrowed the field of potential options in its ‘Princeton Transitway’ study. The study aims to identify ways to improve transit along the Princeton ‘Dinky’ rail corridor. Whereas … Continue reading

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First Look: Concept Plan For ‘Hobson College’ At Princeton University

On Thursday, Feb 3, 2022, the Princeton Planning Board will consider a concept plan presented by Princeton University, outlining their design for a new undergraduate residential college. The new college will be called ‘Hobson College’, after donor Mellody Hobson, and … Continue reading

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Ten Predictions For Princeton In 2022!

2021 may be remembered as another year ruined by coronavirus, but a lot of good things happened in Princeton this year. A very-busy Princeton Planning Board gave the green light to construction of more affordable homes (probably more than in … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Agrees To Modify Intersection Design At Witherspoon St and Nassau St

With $1 million of state funding on the line, Princeton Council has agreed a last-minute change to the proposed new intersection design at Witherspoon St and Nassau St. The decision was made at a special Council meeting this morning, which … Continue reading

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First Look: 18-unit Inclusionary Apartment Proposal At Former Princeton HiTops Site on Wiggins Street

A proposal for a new 18-unit apartment complex will be considered next Wednesday, October 18 by the Princeton Site Plan Review Advisory Board. The site is 21 Wiggins St, at the corner of Wiggins St and North Tulane St (map). … Continue reading

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Town of Princeton Considering Major Revisions to Witherspoon Street Road Design After Intervention From Planning Expert Jeff Speck

Princeton Council may be about to tear up its plan for a redesign of Witherspoon Street after local business leaders and elected officials heard a talk last week from internationally-famous planner and urbanist, Jeff Speck. Invited by local business leaders … Continue reading

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Can Jeff Speck Help Solve Princeton’s Walkability Issues?

Princeton business leaders have invited the internationally-recognized planner, Jeff Speck, to give two talks in Princeton this week. Having worked on over 75 town master plans, and authored one of the best-selling popular planning books of the last decade, Speck … Continue reading

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