March 22, 2023

New Developments Leave Community To Deal with Traffic, Safety Issues

To the Editor:

I am writing is regards to the proposed development at Nassau and Harrison streets.

Wake up, Princeton, and stop allowing greed to masquerade as affordable housing. The development at Princeton Shopping Center, the planned destruction of buildings on Nassau Street (near St. Paul’s Church) with new construction of multi-story units in their place, and now the proposed huge structure at the corner of Nassau and Harrison streets are being touted as affordable housing done right. The truth is that 80 percent of these projects are intended to generate profits for the developers while only 20 percent will be affordable units. These corporations grab their money and move to other locations, leaving our community to deal with the traffic, safety issues and increased burdens on our school system they create.

Princeton deserves better.

Maryann Witalec Keyes
Franklin Avenue