Franklin Avenue: An opportunity

Join Princeton Future at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library. 

The Princeton Housing Authority and Princeton Community Housing have entered into an agreement with the municipality to develop 80 new rental homes on Franklin Avenue, as outlined in the municipality’settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing. The Princeton Housing Authority, founded in 1938, owns and manages 236 family and senior/disabled apartments throughout Princeton, and Princeton Community Housing, founded in 1967 by leaders of Princeton faith and community institutions, owns and manages 466 family and senior/disabled apartments in Princeton. Together, these two community-based, not-for-profit organizations have worked collaboratively with the community to provide much-needed opportunities for affordable homes in Princeton.

We invite you to come to this meeting so that the community can have a voice in the visioning for this property that is literally and figuratively
in the heart of Princeton.

Please come and share your thoughts.

9 a.m: Introduction: Kevin Wilkes, President, Princeton Future
Alvin McGowen, Board Member, PHA
Edward Truscelli, Executive Director, PCH

9:15: Parameters: Financial & Programmatic: Stuart Portney, Metro Company

9:30: Designing Franklin Avenue: What Could It Become? Break-out Tables
with Zenon Tech-Czarny AIA, J. Robert Hillier FAIA, Allan Kehrt FAIA

10:30: A Short History of Earlier Ideas

11:00-12: Share Your Thoughts: Plenary Session

Forum: Changing the way we get around

What would it take to make Princeton an accessible community for all, even those who cannot or choose not to own or drive a car? Join us on September 28th from 9 a.m. to noon in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library to have your say. Speakers at the event include Alain Kornhauser, director of the program in transportation at Princeton University, and Jerry He, an urbanist with a background in computer science who is pursuing a masters of architecture at Princeton.

Video: Feb. 23, 2019 forum on residential zoning

Recently, Princeton amended its residential zoning code, ordinance #2018-24. The ordinance establishes new neighborhood residential zoning standards. The Princeton Future forum explored what the changes mean for Princeton homeowners, and those seeking to buy, sell or renovate a home in Princeton.  The forum was held at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

Kevin Wilkes, the president of Princeton Future, opened the session. Jud Henderson of Callaway Henderson Realty, and Marty Stockton of Stockton Real Estate then discussed the Princeton real estate market. Architects Maximillian Hayden, Marina Rubina, Kirsten Thoft, and Joshua Zinder participated in a panel to discuss the zoning standards. Before the panel, Hayden also talked about the renovation of a home on Green Street in the Witherspoon-Jackson Historic District of Princeton. The talks included Q&A sessions. More than 100 people attended the forum.


Princeton’s amended residential code: What does it mean to you?

Recently, Princeton amended its residential zoning code, ordinance #2018-24. The ordinance establishes new neighborhood residential zoning standards.

What does this legalese mean to you? Do you own a home in Princeton? Or…Do you seek to buy, sell or renovate a home in Princeton?. And, what if your neighbor does? Join us at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. to discuss zoning in Princeton.

9:00 Introduction by Kevin Wilkes AIA, President, Princeton Future, followed y Q&A

The forum features three panels:

9:30 The Market: The Realtors

Jud Henderson, Managing Member, Callaway Henderson Realty

Marty Stockton, Stockton Real Estate LLC

Followed by Q & A

10:15 How?: The Builders

Robert Foxx, Fox & Foxx Development LLC

Steve Fox, Fox & Foxx Development LLC

Followed by Q & A

11:00 The Vision: The Architects

Maximillian Hayden AIA, Maximillian Architect Inc.

Marina Rubina Architect.

Kirsten Thoft, AIA, Kirsten Thoft Architect

Joshua Zinder AIA, JZ Architecture Inc.

Followed by Q & A


A discussion about the future of Princeton’s central business district

Come to the Princeton Public Library and take part in a discussion about Princeton’s future on Saturday, October 6, beginning at 9 a.m.

Growth will come to our town. The choice we have is whether to plan for that growth or just react to it. To plan, we need to listen to each other very carefully and decide, together, what kind of a town we want to become.

Are there options that can encourage economic growth, benefit Princeton’s taxpayers, fulfill our commitment to affordable housing, and enhance community character?

Where are we headed?

9 a.m., Thomas Wright, president of the Regional Plan Association

9:45 a.m. A visioning study for central Princeton. Sustainability, social justice, economic health and
the alleviation of tax burdens can provide the bedrock principles for a plan.  Kevin Wilkes AIA, President, Princeton Future

10 a.m.  What if? Conversations at four break-out tables on three subjects

Table 1. Mid-Block-Nassau Street • Housing Needs
Table 2. Park Place Lot • Commercial Needs
Table 3. Griggs Corner Lot • Place-making
Table 4. E = mc Square(d)

11 a.m to noon: Each table reports

Princeton Future forum on parking strategies for downtown

Come to the Princeton Public Library this Saturday, December 2, for a forum on parking strategies for the downtown. The discussion will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the community room.

The municipality will be changing its ordinances and zoning regarding parking, and a consultant recently completed a parking study. What do you want to see included in parking regulations? The forum will discuss the following four topics, each followed by a Q&A session:

1. The municipal parking study. Speaker: Kevin Wilkes, president of Princeton Future

2. What has Been done elsewhere? The Rahway parking and redevelopment success story Speaker: Joel Schwartz, President, Rahway Arts and Business Partnership

3. What is downtown parking worth to you?

4. What is downtown parking worth to Princeton’s future?

See the newspaper ad for the meeting here.