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TRENTON250!

Trenton250 is Trenton’s long-range Comprehensive Master Plan that will guide the City from now to the 250th Anniversary of its incorporation in 2042. A Master Plan is a blueprint for a municipality that guides decisions for both growth and conservation. 

By 2042, Trenton will be known throughout the region as an attractive, resident-friendly urban environment, where students are well prepared to make economic and social contributions to society, where business and industry stimulate innovation, and where people are active in the arts. The City, County, and State - in partnership with a variety of stakeholders - will work together to be responsive to residents and businesses, invest wisely in civic institutions, and build safe, high-quality public spaces. All together, this will make Trenton a model capital city that citizens, businesses, and government are proud to call home.

 

 

This website allows users to explore the plan's recommendations from three perspectives:

The Plan


The primary path for exploring the Master Plan. "The Plan" allows you to see how the community-driven Vision and Guiding Principles produced actionable Goals, Initiatives, and Actions.

Topic Reports


Topic Reports allow you to explore the plan from a specific perspectives, like Housing or Economic Development. Here you can download PDFs of the various “Elements” of the Master Plan.

District Reports


District Reports allow you to explore the recommendations impact each Planning District. Not all recommendations are addressed in each District Report, only those specifically targeted to the district.

Guiding Principles

The vision statement is supported by seven “guiding principles” that together represent a unified picture of what Trenton will look like and how Trenton will achieve the vision. These statements are an overlapping, mutually reinforcing set of ideas. Each statement is followed by a 1-2 paragraph description that provides context and each will be supported by images, sample quotes from the outreach effort, and similar material. Within each Guiding Principle, you can explore specific goals which will help achieve the guiding principle.

Index Of Guiding Principles

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Advance Good Governance

Trenton will be a place where the City, County, and State work together for the greater good of Trenton and be responsive to residents and businesses.

Trenton will be a place where the City, County, and State work together for the greater good of Trenton and be responsive to residents and businesses.

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Build a Safe City

Trenton will provide a safe environment for people of all ages and be perceived as a secure place to live, work and visit.

Goals & Objectives within this Guiding Principle Vacancy and Abandonment Multi-modal Transportation See All Goals & Objectives

Trenton will provide a safe environment for people of all ages and be perceived as a secure place to live, work and visit.

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Establish a Preeminent Arts and Culture Destination

Trenton will be a place where a culture of creativity attracts people and businesses.

Trenton will be a place where a culture of creativity attracts people and businesses.

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Foster Social Opportunity and a Vibrant Economy through Education

Trenton will have established a mutually reinforcing relationship between business and civic institutions that will make it a national model for how investments in people can support a diverse local economy, and vice-versa.

Goals & Objectives within this Guiding Principle Market-Rate Housing Historic Neighborhoods See All Goals & Objectives

Trenton will have established a mutually reinforcing relationship between business and civic institutions that will make it a national model for how investments in people can support a diverse local economy, and vice-versa.

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Capitalize on Location and Urban Form to Support a Multi-Modal Transportation Network

Trenton will have a multi-modal transportation network that is accessible throughout the city and connects to mid-Jersey and northeast corridor destinations.

Trenton will have a multi-modal transportation network that is accessible throughout the city and connects to mid-Jersey and northeast corridor destinations.

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Reinforce High-Quality Neighborhoods and a 24/7 Downtown Trenton

Trenton will be a beautiful regional destination defined by a network of walkable communities where residents and visitors are a short trip to nodes of businesses, entertainment establishments, and high-quality civic institutions.

Goals & Objectives within this Guiding Principle Overall Housing Vacancy and Abandonment See All Goals & Objectives

Trenton will be a beautiful regional destination defined by a network of walkable communities where residents and visitors are a short trip to nodes of businesses, entertainment establishments, and high-quality civic institutions.

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Promote Civic Unity and Pride

Trenton will be a place where sustained community collaboration builds a city that residents and businesses are proud to call home.

Goals & Objectives within this Guiding Principle Lifelong Learning Pre-K through 12 See All Goals & Objectives

Trenton will be a place where sustained community collaboration builds a city that residents and businesses are proud to call home.

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Cultivate A Healthy City

Trenton will be a clean city where there is access to natural resources, fresh foods, and high-quality healthcare facilities.

Trenton will be a clean city where there is access to natural resources, fresh foods, and high-quality healthcare facilities.

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