30 Maclean

Addition + Renovation
Princeton, NJ

In a walkable, historic African American neighborhood near the center of Princeton University’s campus, a masonry and timber frame structure has a new future as a LEED-designed, multi-family residence.

The ten new apartments range from 500-1000sf studios, 1- and 2-bedroom units.  In conformance with the municipality’s 20% affordable housing requirements, two of the apartments will be priced accordingly. In a “small city” town where space is scarce and increasingly expensive, the existing infrastructure has been efficiently refurbished to add to the fabric of the community.


The top floor of the structure was double height. JZA+D extended the mezzanine floor to create duplex apartments. The character of the building has been preserved with original brick, stucco, and wood exposed where possible. The exterior gains a new stair and elevator tower addition.

A plaque will be placed on the site as part of a Heritage Tour commemorating the Witherspoon Jackson neighborhood.

Project completed: 07/2020