By Anne Levin
At a meeting Monday night, April 8, Princeton Council voted unanimously to approve the creation of a new affordable housing zone on the site where the SAVE animal shelter was formerly located. The property is bordered by Herrontown Road, Mt. Lucas Road, and Old Orchard Lane.
Introduced at a previous Council meeting in March and then sent to the Planning Board for review, the ordinance came back to Council with some revisions for the three-acre property, which is to be devoted 100 percent to affordable housing in 65 one-,two-, and three-bedroom units for low-and-moderate-income households.
The vote came after testimony from numerous neighbors of the site, nearly all of whom were opposed to the plan. Each person who spoke said that while they support affordable housing and realize that Princeton has an obligation of a certain number of affordable units to create, the proposed complex is too big and out of character for the largely wooded area. more