While West Windsor was quite rural several decades ago, the Mercer County township has followed in the footsteps of other Central New Jersey municipalities by evolving into an outer ring suburb.
Today, West Windsor has roughly seven times the population that it had just 60 years ago, and although some residents work nearby in places such as Trenton or Princeton, plenty commute into Manhattan using the Princeton Junction train station. However, despite the largely suburban landscape of West Windsor today, there are still several tracts in the township that remain undeveloped. Now, under a developer’s proposal, one of those properties could become home to hundreds of residents.
The site, located at the corner of McGetrick Lane and Southfield Road, is where a company called WWM Properties West, LLC is planning to construct a “Village Center” with 420 garden apartments, according to a legal notice from earlier this month. The buildings housing the apartments are slated to be 45 feet high and three stories tall. 84 of the apartments would contain one bedroom, 168 would contain two bedrooms, and the remaining 168 units would be three-bedroom units. All of the apartments would be classified as “affordable housing” and the developer is also planning to construct a 6,076-square-foot clubhouse on the premises.
State business filings show that WWM Properties West, LLC was registered out of Trenton 14 years ago. The company recently filed an application with the West Windsor Township Zoning Board of Adjustment for use variance approvals and, as of when the notice was issued, the board was scheduled to hear the matter during its meeting today, May 23, at 7:00 p.m.
The property is situated near Princeton Hightstown Road and West Windsor’s McCaffrey’s Food Market, not far from the borders of Plainsboro and East Windsor Townships. NJ Parcels data shows that the 21.59-acre tract, which has contained a cornfield over the years, is associated with the Piscataway address of Edgewood Properties.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the West Windsor Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and other commissions are subject to change.