Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Princeton Dinky Station under threat of closure/demolition

The Dinky is a short line train service, just under 3 miles, that connects Princeton, New Jersey, home of Princeton University, to the Princeton Junction station on the New Jersey Transit system's Northeast Corridor service.

Princeton University wants to build an arts complex and they intend to demolish the Princeton Junction train station and construct a parking garage where the station is currently located,. They would shorten the track and create a new station to the south.

- Princeton University website with their justification

- Save the Dinky website

- "Save the Dinky Opposes NJ Transit Application to Abandon Public Rights in Historic Station," (Princeton) Town Topics newspaper

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