WEST WNIDSOR: Third public hearing set for proposed Maneely Tract development

By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
WEST WINDSOR — The third in a series of public hearings on a mixed-use development proposed for the 45-acre Maneely Tract, off Bear Brook Road, is set for the Planning Board’s Oct. 7 meeting.
The Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Complex to continue the public hearing on the application, which calls for a mix of residential and commercial development on the property. It is not known, however, whether the board will take action at the meeting.
Toll Brothers is seeking approval for the development, dubbed The Enclave at Princeton Junction. It would consist of 192 corporate suites, which are comparable to small apartments and are intended for either short- or long-term stays. They would be located in five buildings, scattered across the site.
The majority of the occupants in the corporate suites would stay for up to 12 months, a Toll Brothers representative testified earlier. While it is not a hotel, some people may stay for one night or maybe one week, he said, adding that the intent is to offer flexibility for the occupants.
The plans also call for 40 rental apartments, which would be located on the second and third stories of two retail buildings at the entrance to the development, off Bear Brook Road. The two retail buildings would contain a total of 20,000 square feet of retail space.
In addition, the plans call for construction of 51 townhouse units. They will be either 24 or 28 feet wide, and contain a living room, dining room, kitchen and family room, plus three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. There will be a two-car detached garage.
And although it is not part of Toll Brothers’ application for the site, 10 acres will be carved out and turned over to West Windsor Township for the municipal development of affordable housing.
Project Freedom, which manages housing units for the disabled, has been mentioned as a likely developer of the 10-acre site. 