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New Jersey Future Releases Action Plan for Trenton Transit Center Area

October 23rd, 2018 by

New Jersey Future has released the Trenton Transit Center Strategic Action Plan, calling for the transformation of the neighborhood around the transit center into a vibrant and dynamic district. The neighborhood, which was designated as a federal Opportunity Zone, is home to several undeveloped properties, and lacks both accommodation for pedestrians and bicyclists and a unifying neighborhood identity, making it ripe for redevelopment.

Recommendations for implementing the plan include:

  • A dramatic increase in the number and variety of housing units in the area, to provide vibrancy and a customer base for local businesses;
  • A plan to develop and integrate public plaza and open spaces, which will provide amenities and increase neighboring property values;
  • A plan to fix key intersections to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and to make the neighborhood more welcoming to those travelers.

These actions will equip the neighborhood with the tools needed to be a welcoming place for individuals, families, and businesses to live, work, and play.

New Jersey Future developed the plan for Greater Trenton in partnership with Clarke Caton Hintz. The plan was made possible through funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and undertaken in parallel and in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Transit Opportunity Zone study, conducted for the City of Trenton.

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