Sometime in the near future, the area around the Princeton Junction train station in West Windsor may look completely different than it does today.  That's because, according to US-1, a new residential and retail community has been approved to be built on a 25-acre site adjacent to the station.

The development will include 800 housing units, a hotel, and 37,000 square feet of retail space.  The developer overseeing the project will be Avalon Bay.  That's the same company that transformed the old Princeton Hospital on Witherspoon Street into apartments.

Take a look at this video of an artist rendering of what the new development at Princeton Junction might look like: says that construction of this $300 million project to begin in 2020.  A representative for Avalon Bay says that the company expects the community to "attract people who already commute to Princeton Junction and will utilize the retail options, but also for people interested in living steps from a popular train station."  The housing units will be a mix of rental properties, townhomes, and senior living homes.


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