550 words. Originally published April 10, 2012 in The Daily Princetonian.
The Princeton Battlefield Area Preservation Society has filed suit to block the Institute for Advanced Study from constructing faculty housing on a plot of land adjacent to the Battlefield State Park.
The complaint was filed on Thursday in Superior Court in Trenton by PBAPS attorney Bruce Afran. It challenges the Institute’s right to build on the parcel, citing a 1992 settlement between the Institute and Princeton Township that, according to the Society’s interpretation, prevents the Institute from building on the land.
The society has long opposed the Institute’s housing plans, arguing that the battlefield is an important site of Revolutionary War heritage.
Full article at The Prince.