We are a new group of stakeholders concerned that our best efforts to invest, develop and run businesses in the core of downtown Trenton will be undermined by office building plans recently announced by the State of New Jersey.
Our businesses are thoroughly intertwined with Trenton’s role as the State Capital. We provide services, facilities and amenities to the many state employees, to state government directly, as well as other businesses that locate in Trenton to enjoy proximity to state government. We are greatly affected by decisions made by the State of New Jersey.
While healthy downtowns thrive on density, the State’s plans would disperse State employees to the fringe areas of our downtown, creating a severe loss of patrons for our business district. Mixed-use development is an important tool to maximize the use of public infrastructure, particularly parking facilities, but the State’s plans anticipate single use buildings surrounded by surface parking lots, or the possibility of a parking deck disconnected from other uses that would generate off-hours demand for parking. While State policy calls for encouraging and facilitating the use of transit, these plans bypass readily available development opportunities significantly closer to the Trenton transit Center.
A Capital City with a dysfunctional downtown serves neither the State Government nor Trenton residents. If you care about New Jersey's Capital City and sustainable development, we ask you to join us, to ask questions, to get involved.
We will be adding information to this site, including opinions, suggestions and ideas contributed by stakeholders.
This list is in process - and we invite your participation.
Resident, business owner & property owner, since 1998
Resident, Business Owner & Property ownsner since 1995
Business owner and property owner since 1986
Senator Robert Torricelli
Developer and Property owner since 2004
Business owner & property owner since 2015
Business owner since 2014
Lifelong Trenton resident and business owner since 1992
Alex & Yanlika Hicks
Business owners since 2015
Dwaine Williamson, Esq.
Business owner since 2010
Property & business owner since 1996
Business and property owner since 2004