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And the Long Term Development
The Mercer Hill Historic District Association has supported the work of
Princeton Future since its inception in October 2000. The MHHDA has
held neighborhood meetings to provide feedback to Princeton Future on community
issues and has participated in public forums sponsored by Princeton Future to
discuss the growth and development of the downtown area and neighborhood
concerns. One Sunday Open Meeting was devoted solely to the topic of
historic preservation (March 25, 2001 at the Frist Campus Center). The
MHHDA supports Princeton Future in its ongoing discussion of community issues at
the Borough and Township levels.
From its Mission Statement:
Princeton Future is a group of citizens interested in the
long-term development of the Princeton community. We all agree that
Princeton is a great place to live and should remain largely as is, but there
are a few aspects of the downtown area worthy of attention, some community needs
that are not currently being met, and a few remaining parcels of undeveloped
land that present important opportunities to shape our future.
Princeton Borough and Princeton Township have worked hard to
address the quality of life of our community. They have developed a
thoughtful Master Plan and are carefully considering expansion plans for our
library and the Arts Council, parking needs and many other concerns.
We believe that Princeton Future can play a constructive role
in these deliberations in several ways by:
- Generating public interest in defining
- Promoting civic awareness -- the more
that our community understands its history,
current issues and options, the greater possibility there
is for consensus.
- Thinking comprehensively about our
challenges. Let's look at the expansions of
the library and Arts Council, John Street neighborhood
needs, parking demand,
and University plans together.
- Seeking community input from a
broad range of citizens.
- Identifying problem areas and publicly
discussing possible solutions related to
growth in the downtown area and our neighborhoods.
- Suggesting new methods to finance
improvements and implement our community's
- Communicating through public meetings,
newspaper articles and ads.