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Petition calls for Princeton U. to Donate ‘Butler Tract’ for Affordable Housing

Seven years ago, Princeton University demolished graduate student accommodation at the ‘Butler Tract’, off South Harrison St (map). Since then, the large site has sat empty, with occasional use as a surface parking lot. A petition initiated recently by local … 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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Princeton University Planning Major Renovation, Expansion of Dillon Gymnasium

Princeton University has submitted an application to the Princeton NJ Planning Department for a major modernization of its Dillon Gymnasium (map). Constructed in 1947, the existing Dillon Gym was among the last buildings on Princeton University campus to be built … 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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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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More Details About New Princeton University Colleges

Earlier this year, Princeton University made a presentation to the Princeton Planning Board about their new Colleges. The two new Colleges are intended firstly to provide a residence for 500 extra undergraduates that the University intends to enroll as its … Continue reading

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Concept Plan for New Princeton University Residential Colleges

The Princeton Planning Board will tonight consider a concept plan, submitted by Princeton University, for two new student residential colleges at the interesection of South Drive and Elm Drive. We have known for several years that Princeton University wants to … Continue reading

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Princeton University’s New Arts Complex: The View From The Outside (PHOTOS)

In 2012, Princeton University got approvals to construct a new ‘Arts and Transit’ complex on Alexander St at University Place. Extremely controversial at the time, the plan called for moving Princeton rail station approximately 400-ft south, converting the existing rail … Continue reading

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Three Last-Minute Holiday Gifts For The Discerning Princeton Localist

Left it late to get your holiday gifts in? Here are three ideas to satisfy a Princeton resident with an interest in sustainability, walking or local history…

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New Guide Offers Architectural Walking Tours Of Princeton U., Seminary, Institute of Advanced Study.

One of the great pleasures of living in Princeton, or visiting the town, is the ability to stroll, for free, around the beautiful campus of Princeton University.┬áBut if you didn’t study there (and maybe even if you did!), it’s hard … Continue reading

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