Planning Department

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The Planning Department is the support staff to the Planning Board, Zoning Board, Mayor, and Council of Princeton. It is the primary goal of the Planning Department to preserve and, where possible, enrich the sense of community in Princeton by:

  1. Processing land use applications in accordance with state and local regulations and to assure that all permitted development is designed to be as harmonious as possible with the surrounding neighborhood
  2. ‍Preparing revisions to the master plan to balance the changing needs of the community while preserving the community values
  3. ‍Recommending land use ordinances as well as revisions to existing ordinances in response to new demands
  4. ‍Providing community planning information and application services to our citizens in a courteous, responsive manner
  5. ‍Interacting and coordinating with surrounding communities, county and state government on issues that affect the Princeton community's well-being
  6. ‍Promoting dialogue with residents on the needs and concerns of neighborhoods, as well as the larger community

Department Functions

  • Community planning
  • Development review
  • Land use and zoning changes
  • Preparation/revision master plan
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