Office of the Mayor – West Windsor Township
June 20, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Shing-Fu Hsueh, Mayor
West Windsor Township
Progress in Redevelopment Planning
Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh announced today that the movement toward the completion of a Redevelopment Plan for the Princeton Junction Train Station took an important step forward yesterday.
During the June 19th meeting between representatives of West Windsor, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DOT), and the Governor’s Office, an agreement was reached. West Windsor will take the lead in making the initial decisions affecting traffic circulation, although affected parcels in the redevelopment area are owned by private landowners, New Jersey Transit, and Amtrak. This is with the understanding that any final plan are subject to NJ Transit, NJ DOT and County approval.
The meeting focused primarily on the traffic circulation framework within the Redevelopment Area around the train station. The purpose of the meeting was to reach consensus on a process for making preliminary decisions on infrastructure layout upon which RMJM Hillier can base the draft Redevelopment Plan to be completed by, August 2008.
NJ DOT agreed to expedite its review of the traffic data gathered by West Windsor, RMJM Hillier, and InterCap Holdings in order to facilitate the August objective for a draft redevelopment plan. The group will meet again on, July 17th, to discuss NJ DOT impressions with respect to the traffic data and the implications for a traffic circulation plan. It was also recommended that the Mercer County Department of Transportation be included in the review process.
Representatives on behalf of West Windsor Township at the meeting included the Mayor, Members of Council; Heidi Kleinman and Charlie Morgan, Planning Board Vice Chair, Steve Decter, Parking Authority Chair, Andy Lupo, West Windsor Planner, John Madden, West Windsor Traffic Consultant, Gary Davies, and Bradley Walters and a team of consultants from RMJM Hillier.
Other West Windsor attendees included Township Council Member Linda Geevers (not participating in order to avoid quorum issues) and Business Administrator Chris Marion.
NJ Transit was represented by three senior members with responsibilities including operations, policy, economic, and project development.
NJ DOT was represented by Assistant Commissioner Stout and two senior members with responsibilities including statewide planning, development, and project management.
Steve Goldin from InterCap Holdings attended the meeting along with his team of consultants.
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