The Princeton Planning Board has a packed agenda for its 7:30 p.m. meeting tonight, July 9. The board will hear a report about the demolition of the FitzRandolph Observatory at Princeton University and will review an application from the university for a solar array at Elm Drive and Faculty Road. The board will also hold a hearing on the Princeton Community Master Plan for affordable housing, and will discuss five affordable housing overlay zones, including a plan to build 200 apartment units at the Princeton Shopping Center.
A four-story apartment complex is proposed for the end of the shopping center closest to Clearview Avenue. The complex would include up to 200 apartment units, and 44 of the units would be affordable housing. A parking garage is also planned for the site. Each apartment unite requires 1.5 parking spaces, according to the ordinance for the affordable hosing overlay zone. The maximum impervious surface allowed for the development is 95 percent. The minimum building setback for the project is 50 feet, and the maximum height of the complex is 65 feet.
To join the 7:30 p.m. public meeting via zoom video, visit https://princeton.zoom.us/j/94263334596. Or join the meeting via phone by calling 646 558 8656 or 301 715 8592. The meeting I.D. is 942 6333 4596.