Artist's depiction of the Princeton revelopment project.
Courtesy of the Princeton Library
The new library under construction.
an aerial photo of
the area in the mid-1990s. (PDF 1.03 Mb)
Princeton Gas Works site is the center of a major
redevelopment plan to include a new public library,
an atrium park, an apartment complex and a parking
Working closely with NJDEP case managers Maria Franco-Spera
and Matt Turner, PSE&G has worked aggressively
to help Princeton complete the library project in
a timely fashion. Operating the library from a leased
location, there was considerable concern that construction
be complete by the time the lease ended. “It
looks like we will meet their deadline,” says
Bruce Preston, PSE&G Manager of Environmental
Projects and Technical Services.
A public project, the library has the support of
both Princeton Borough and Princeton Township. According
to Marvin Reed, who was mayor of Princeton at the
time, “This project has been finished in record
time - and greatly helped the community.” He
also commended Turner Construction, who is building
the library, and Nassau HKT Associates who will be
developing the rest of the projects adjacent to the
According to Bruce Preston, “This project has
been a winning solution for all parties involved.
It’s been a pleasure to be able to support our
customers in the Princeton area.” The library
dedication is scheduled for late April 2004.