Back in April 8, 2010, City Council of Trenton authorized the Planning Board (Resolution#10-167) to conduct a preliminary investigation to determine whether or not this area of the City fulfilled the criteria for a declaration as in an “area in need of Rehabilitation and Redevelopment pursuant to the statuary requirements found in the NJ Local Redevelopment and Housing law (LRHL: codified at NJSA 40A12:A-1 et seq.) A draft study was completed in October of 2014. Fast forward, currently the City of Trenton, Clark Caton Hintz with the owner of the vacant Mercer site Hermant C. Mehta, Panasia Estate, Inc., and the Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA) are working in tandem to bring about the Rehabilitation/Redevelopment Plan.
On Tuesday September 21, 201 a Community Wide Meeting was held to provide the community an update on the old vacant Mercer Hospital Site located on Bellevue Avenue and the surrounding areas bounded by the plan. The presentation from this meeting can be viewed here. The meeting was held at 110 Prospect Street in the Prospect Village community center. At the meeting, community residents, public officials along with interested contractors and the owner of the Bellevue Site were able to provide input to the draft plan. The draft concept plan is hosted on the Trenton250 Masterplan site https://trenton250.org/news-events accepting further comments. You can provide comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for comments is October 18, 2021.