New faculty/staff rental units at Merwick Stanworth
To meet the housing demand of Princeton University's junior faculty, the University has partnered with The Georgetown Company of New York City to build a residential community at the Merwick Stanworth sites. The sites, along Route 206/Bayard Lane, include the former location of the Mewick Care Center rehabilitation facility and the current Stanworth Apartments. The Merwick site was demolished in January 2012. The Stanworth Apartments which have served as faculty and staff housing for more than 60 years will be demolished with the new buildings constructec on the Stanworht foundations. The residential community will be available for all faculty, staff and their families. Twenty-percent of the units will be available to the general pu8blic under Princeton Borough's affordable housing requirement.
The University and The Georgetown Company presented the concept plan of the site at the January 19, 2012 Princeton Regional Planning Board meeting. The site plan was designed to promote connectivity with the surrounding neighborhoods and to improve stormwater management, and passageways such as sidewalks and roadways. .
Demolition of Merwick and clearing of building debris is underway
- Construction of 326 units ( townhouses and apartment units)
- Reuse of the Stanworth foundations
- TigerTransit suttle stops and WeCar Sharing Program
- Open space and playgrouns areas for recreational use, and availability to neighboring residents
- Pedestrian connections with nearby neighborhoods
- Significant infrastructure improvements