A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
of the Week: What
changes do you foresee for Princeton over the next 20 years?
"Probably there will be more people moving to Princeton from New York. There will be more schools, more housing, more shopping markets, growth in general. The traffic ... someone may have addressed that situation 20 years down the road, maybe by widening the roads somewhat along Harrison [Street] and Washington [Road]."
Phil Chen, Pine Street
"Higher taxes. I think a lot of people will be moving out. Young people with more children will put pressure on the schools. The old guard is dying off, or they are pricing us out of the market."
Dorothy Oppenheim, Kingston Road
"It's probably going to get bigger and more like New Brunswick. I think what they are doing with the downtown the new library, the new buildings it's going to ultimately become more like a city. I think it will be slow enough that people will just habituate to it. People still want it to be a small town and feel like a small town. [Unlike Plainsboro] Princeton actually has a center, side streets, and shops. It will never lose its charm in that way, and the University would probably never let it become something really trashy and unpleasant."
Catherine Hanson, Madison Street
"More and more families and companies will flock into the area as the bioscience-research related research programs at the University [and in the local research establishments] gain momentum. Princeton as a community will continue to be interesting, but some of its bucolic nature will be lost."
Steve Kruse, Cedar Lane