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Housing Experts: More Apartments, Small Homes, Density In Walkable Places Needed To Fix NJ Affordability Crisis

New Jersey’s Star-Ledger news group is hosting a series called ‘Improving New Jersey’  in collaboration with Together North Jersey, and the first topic under consideration is the housing crisis in New Jersey. As we know, New Jersey is the second-worst … Continue reading

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Princeton Can Easily Gather More Money From The University…Here’s How.

This week, we are awaiting the announcement of a new agreement detailing the amount of financial support that Princeton University will contribute to Princeton’s municipal finances. The amount of money that Princeton University gives the town is a regular source of discussion … Continue reading

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Forty-One Residents In Six Downtown Princeton Apartments? We’re Not Surprised.

A recent fire at Princeton’s famous ‘House of Cupcakes’ on Witherspoon Street resulted in the evacuation of six nearby downtown apartments. Fortunately, there were no injuries to residents, although many commentators were surprised that the six apartments were home to … Continue reading

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Homes For Diversity And Inclusivity Part 4: Allow Microapartments

Princeton planning and zoning has had unintended exclusionary outcomes, making it hard for local middle-class workers to live in town, and incentivizing car-dependency and traffic. In this series, we explore options for adding more walkable housing in Princeton to enable diversity … Continue reading

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Princeton Taxpayers Face The Burden Of Caring For Our Aging ‘Burbs

Many of us know what it’s like to care for an elderly relative. It takes a lot of time, commitment, and often a lot of money too. Princeton’s taxpayers are now facing another concern: the burden of caring for aging … Continue reading

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Lot Subdivision Part 2: The Future Of Princeton North

Many houses in the area formally known as ‘Princeton North‘ were built in the 1950s and 1960s. Compared to homes that are built today, they might be considered quite small and basic, but when they were built they answered a … Continue reading

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Princeton Battlefield Development Shows The Cost Of Opposing In-Town Density

Since about 1980, planners have recognized that compact, walkable development is the best way to foster livable towns, reduce car use, and protect green spaces. This way of planning is a self-conscious return to the layout of traditional towns- where … Continue reading

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NY Times Column Slams Exclusionary Zoning of NJ Towns

Do you read the ‘New York Times’? If so, you might have noticed a recent column by Professor David Kirp titled ‘Here Comes The Neighborhood‘. Professor Kirp, who is an expert on how social policy impacts educational outcomes, criticizes suburban New … Continue reading

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Robert Hillier Seeks Feedback On Witherspoon Corridor Plan At Community Meeting

“Welcome, we’re delighted you came to our subterranean spy headquarters,” said former mayor Jim Floyd, welcoming attendees to a meeting of the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighbors group, held Saturday, July 27 in a disused squash court on the lower level of the … Continue reading

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