March 15, 2023

Proposed Four-Story Building Will Diminish Openness, Feeling of Nassau/Harrison

To the Editor:

I would like to add my voice to the more than 500 people concerned about the proposed development at the intersection of Harrison and Nassau streets. Most of the arguments against the project have already been well advanced, but I would like to add a personal note that others may also feel. Specifically, I often pass this intersection walking into town and enjoy its sense of openness and feeling for Princeton’s unique history that the intersection evokes. I feel a four-story building looming over this important gateway to Princeton will greatly diminish these qualities.

I do also want to echo the concerns about traffic; the last thing this intersection needs is additional cars funneling onto Harrison street at that immediate corner. Turning onto Harrison from the side of the street of the proposed development Is already quite challenging. The proposed development will undoubtedly exacerbate this problem.

Lydia Frank
Riverside Drive