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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Page 2
Purpose of this Plan Page 2
Planning Process Page 3
How will this Plan be Used? Page 3
Plan Report Organization Page 4


Chapter 2: Vision and Guiding Themes Page 6
Plan Vision Page 6
Guiding Themes Page 8
Master Plan Illustrative Page 9

Chapter 3: Economic Assessment Page 12
Analysis of Community Potentials Page 12
Existing Quality of Life Attributes Page 14
Strategic Location within the Northeast Corridor Page 15
Opportunities for Commercial Growth Page 16
Recognition of Successes and Challenges Page 17

Chapter 4: Capital District Neighborhood Page 20
Description Page 20
Improvement Program Page 22
A. Capital Complex Enhancements Page 22
B. Willow & Hanover Street Office/Parking Structure Page 23
C. Canal Banks Residential Redevelopment & Park Page 25
D. Willow Street Mixed-Use Development Page 25
E. Capital District Neighborhood Commercial Page 28
F. Belvedere Greenway Page 28
G. Pennington Avenue/Battle Monument Redevelopment Page 28

Chapter 5: Mill Hill Neighborhood Page 30
Description Page 30
Improvement Program Page 32
A. Residential Infill Sites Page 32
B. Sun National Bank Building Page 33
C. Mercer County Courthouse Expansion Page 33
D. Mercer County Parking Structure Page 33
E. Commercial Mixed-Use Infill Site Page 34
F. Artworks/Theater Redevelopment Site Page 34
G. Mill Hill Park Renovations Page 34

Chapter 6: Downtown Transit Village Page 38
Description Page 38
Improvement Program Page 40
A. Trenton Station Enhancements Page 41
B. River LINE Enhancements Page 41
C. Transit Village/Central Business District Transition Parcel Page 42
D. Major Mixed-Use Redevelopment Opportunity Sites Page 42
E. State Street/Ewing-Carroll Historic District Transition Site Page 42
F. State Street Roundabout Page 42
G. Greenwood/Clinton Redevelopment Page 42
H. Large Scale Office Site Page 43
I. Redevelopment of Former Miller Homes Site Page 43
J. Proposed Assunpink Greenway Park Page 43
K. Chestnut Area Residential Page 45
L. Greenwood-Hamilton Neighborhood Renovation & Infill Page 45
Letter from the Mayor

Chapter 7: Riverfront District Page 48
Description Page 48
Improvement Program Page 53
A. Riverfront Low-Rise Residential/Mixed-Use Page 53
B. Riverfront Low-Rise Residential/Mixed-Use Page 54
C. Riverfront Low-Rise Mixed-Use Page 54
D. Assunpink Creek Office/Commercial Page 54
E. Public Square Page 54
F. Mid-Rise Mixed-Use Page 54
G. Trent House Museum Site Page 55
H. Mid-Rise Mixed-Use Page 55
I. Department of Health, Senior Services & Agriculture Site Page 55
J. Mid-Rise Mixed-Use & Parking Page 55
K. Mercer County Parking Structure Site Page 55
L. South Riverfront Residential/Mixed-Use Site Page 57

Chapter 8: Central Business District Page 60
Description Page 60
Improvement Program Page 62
A. Broad Street Bank Adaptive Reuse Page 62
B. Trenton Town Center Adaptive Reuse Page 62
C. Commonwealth Building Adaptive Reuse Page 63
D. Aleda Building Adaptive Reuse Page 63
E. Round Out the Business Mix Page 63
F. Upper Floor Restoration Program Page 63
G. Design Guidelines Page 64
H. Streetscape Enhancements Page 64

Chapter 9: Hanover Academy Neighborhood Page 68
Description Page 68
Improvement Program Page 70
A. Large Scale Office Site with US Route 1 Visibility Page 70
B. Mercer County Community College Expansion Site Page 70
C. Mercer County Community College/Library Square Page 70
D. Large Infill Housing Site Page 71

Chapter 10: Implementation Strategy Page 73
Making the Master Plan a Reality Page 74
Implementation Strategies by Neighborhood Page 75
Capital District Neighborhood Page 75
Mill Hill Page 80
Downtown Transit Village Page 85
Riverfront District Page 91
Central Business District Page 98
Hanover Academy Page 101
Funding and Redevelopment Tools Page 104
Participation Summary Page 110

Appendix: Acknowledgements & References Page 114


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