Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Mill Hill Park

Since the redevelopment of the lot at the corner of Front Street and South Broad Street in the 1970s from a department store to a park, Mill Hill Park today provides year-round recreation opportunities for visitors, residents and employees.  Each December, the site is host to the annual Patriots Week reenactment of the Battle of Trenton.  In the warmer months, Mill Hill Park is home to Trenton’s farmers market.

 

Mill Hill Park in the fall. (Credit: Kasabach)

Mill Hill Park in the fall (Credit:  New Jersey Future)

 

Mill Hill Park (Credit: Kasabach)

Mill Hill Park (Credit: New Jersey Future)

Demolition of the Trenton branch of the Lit Brothers Department Store at the corner of South Broad and Front Streets in 1972 at the site of the future Mill Hill Park. Image courtesy of Karl Flesch, credit: Trentoniana Collection at the Trenton Public Library.

Demolition of the Trenton branch of the Lit Brothers Department Store at the corner of South Broad and Front Streets in 1972 at the site of the future Mill Hill Park. Image courtesy of Karl Flesch, credit: Trentoniana Collection at the Trenton Public Library.

 

Battle of Trenton reenactment in Mill Hill Park (adjacent to Jackson Street Bridge). Photo courtesy of Amanda Seelig.

Battle of Trenton reenactment in Mill Hill Park (adjacent to Jackson Street Bridge). (Credit: Amanda Seelig)

 

 

 

Project Updates:

In August 2013, the City of Trenton advertised a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the planning and subsequent rehabilitation of the Douglass House which also includes plans for interpretive signage throughout Mill Hill Park.  City Council formally awarded the contract to HMR Architects at their December 19, 2013 meeting. Hunter Research, Inc. produced a signage plan in May 2014 for HMR Architects and the City of Trenton, and was revised in July 2014.

Reference Documents:

City of Trenton RFP for the Douglass House

City Council Agenda detailing the RFP Award for the Douglass House project (December 19, 2013)

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