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NEWS: Institute of Advanced Study to continue construction despite battlefield’s history

905 words. Originally published Nov. 23, 2011 in The Daily Princetonian.

The Institute for Advanced Study is moving forward with plans to build housing on land immediately adjacent to Princeton Battlefield State Park.

The Institute will go before the Princeton Regional Planning Board on Dec. 1 with a proposal for a 7.3-acre residential complex. The proposed project site lies directly between the Institute and the Battlefield State Park on land owned privately by the Institute.

The proposal is the culmination of a decade-long effort by the Institute to build on the site, which it has owned since the 1930s. The project stalled in recent years as the Institute worked to meet local zoning ordinances and environmental standards, but it is now fully compliant.

Full article at The Prince.


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