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Save Jugtown

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Help Us Protect Princeton’s Jugtown Historic District

We are neighbors and Princeton residents who believe that new development in the Jugtown Historic District should comply with existing preservation guidelines. A development proposal for 344 Nassau Street in the Jugtown Historic District threatens to overwhelm “the single most pivotal and important building at the Jugtown crossroads,” and set a negative precedent for new development elsewhere in Jugtown and in other historic districts in town.

We need to challenge the development proposal to ensure that the new construction is appropriate in scale and design with the historic character of Jugtown. To do this we need to engage legal counsel and professionals to appear at upcoming Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Board meetings. We also want to challenge the recent overlay zoning that incentives new development but ignores the Jugtown Historic District, to ensure that new housing and other development is compatible with the historic character of Jugtown.

Princeton is under tremendous development pressure, and now is the time to make sure that it is done in a way that respects and does not diminish Princeton history and our local historic districts.

Please help us in this effort by making a donation to the non-profit Save Jugtown Coalition [as a 501(c)(4) advocacy non-profit, donations to Save Jugtown Coalition are not tax deductible.]

Visit for information on historic Jugtown and the proposed development.

Attend the Historic Preservation Commission in-person meeting on April 15 at 4pm at 400 Witherspoon Street, and the Planning Board zoom meeting on May 2 at 7pm, to express you concerns and support for appropriate development that respects Princeton history and historic sites.

Display “Save Jugtown – Preserve Princeton History” signs on your lawn.

Write letters to local media supporting historically compatible development at the Jugtown crossroads and elsewhere in the Jugtown Historic District.

Talk to your neighbors and friends about ensuring historically-appropriate development in Jugtown and in other local historic districts.

For the history of Jugtown/Queenston and the Jugtown Historic District see:



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