The Trenton Neighborhood Restoration Campaign

The Trenton Neighborhood Restoration Campaign The TNRC is a coalition of stakeholders led by Isles that has been working with the City of Trenton since 2011 to reverse disinvestment and abandonment.

The Trenton Neighborhood Restoration Campaign (TNRC) is a diverse coalition of stakeholders that has been collaborating with the City of Trenton since November 2011 to eliminate blight and abandonment. The more than 3,000 vacant and abandoned properties in Trenton are currently a burden on our neighborhoods, but they are also one of our greatest opportunities. With the right interventions in the r

The Trenton Neighborhood Restoration Campaign (TNRC) is a diverse coalition of stakeholders that has been collaborating with the City of Trenton since November 2011 to eliminate blight and abandonment. The more than 3,000 vacant and abandoned properties in Trenton are currently a burden on our neighborhoods, but they are also one of our greatest opportunities. With the right interventions in the r

Operating as usual

12/08/2021

Do you live, work, shop or eat in downtown Trenton? Take this survey and help the city develop projects that will rejuvenate the downtown area! You'll also get a chance to win a $25 gift card to participating downtown Trenton businesses: https://bit.ly/3rIdyEW.

The survey is part of DCA's Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). In October 2021, Trenton was awarded a five-year NPP designation, which includes an initial $125,000 grant to engage local residents and businesses and generate tangible change in the downtown district. Trenton's downtown will receive up to $125,000 a year for five years to assist with economic and community development.

The online survey is one step toward ensuring residents and business owners have the opportunity to provide valuable input for the five-year NPP Implementation Plan. More info about the program: https://tinyurl.com/y6pcsvyj

Share your ideas to improve Downtown Trenton and you could win a $25 Love Local gift card, redeemable at participating d...
12/03/2021
City of Trenton Seeks Feedback on Grant for the Downtown Neighborhood

Share your ideas to improve Downtown Trenton and you could win a $25 Love Local gift card, redeemable at participating downtown merchants, like 1911 Smoke House Barbeque, The Big Easy Restaurant, and BeSuited!

The City of Trenton is seeking feedback from people who live, work, shop and eat in the Downtown for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). The online survey will help determine the projects and priorities designed to revitalize and rejuvenate the ...

Photos from City of Trenton NJ - City Hall's post
11/01/2021

Photos from City of Trenton NJ - City Hall's post

Photos from The East Trenton Collaborative's post
09/19/2021

Photos from The East Trenton Collaborative's post

07/23/2021

Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed S1147/A1372, a major step in our efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning in New Jersey.

Here’s a photo from today’s legislation signing which features Isles’ CEO Sean Jackson, Senior Director of Environmental Health Elyse Pivnick, and Environmental Health Policy Director Ben Haygood with Governor Murphy and Jane Cohen, Executive Director at Governor's Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy.

This legislation, passed on June 24th, requires a proactive lead inspection process for rental properties built before 1978, closing a loophole that allowed all single family/two family rental units to go uninspected. Before today, thousands of kids were poisoned each year before lead was detected in a home – using kids as lead detectors. The new law will ensure that families know their home is lead-safe before they move in.

Isles has been at the forefront of advocating for common sense policies to keep kids safe from lead and other environmental health hazards for decades. “We know this is one of the most impactful ways to prevent childhood lead poisoning over the long term,” says Isles’ CEO Sean Jackson. “Today, the New Jersey legislature stops the usage of children as the canary in the coal mine.”

Read the press release below to learn more about how Isles’ advocates for common sense policies to keep kids safe from lead and other environmental health hazards.

https://isles.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/NJ-Acts-to-Protect-Children-from-Lead-Poisoning.pdf

On Tuesday, July 27th @ 6pm the New Jersey Department of the Treasury is hosting a virtual community meeting on the rede...
07/20/2021

On Tuesday, July 27th @ 6pm the New Jersey Department of the Treasury is hosting a virtual community meeting on the redevelopment of the former Taxation Building.

Zoom: http://ow.ly/OZ8I50FwMEK
Passcode: 337320

Hope you can join!

On Tuesday, July 27th @ 6pm the New Jersey Department of the Treasury is hosting a virtual community meeting on the redevelopment of the former Taxation Building.

Zoom: http://ow.ly/OZ8I50FwMEK
Passcode: 337320

Hope you can join!

06/25/2021

It’s a Freedom Friday celebration! Thanks to the community’s hard work and vocal support, last night City Council voted to move forward with applying for grants to support the park at Amtico Square.

This is a huge win, but also just the start of a long process. The next step is designing the park, so keep an eye out for information about opportunities to provide feedback and other ways to support as this project continues to move forward.

A huge thank you to City Council for supporting this important project and to everyone who sent emails, spoke at the meeting, or shared information on social media. Without your vocal support we would not be here. Now let’s celebrate with a good skate session on this beautiful weekend!

Photos from The East Trenton Collaborative's post
06/09/2021

Photos from The East Trenton Collaborative's post

04/20/2021

Food Distribution happening at Union Baptist Church in Trenton!

Timeline Photos
02/03/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy February! We're feeling the love this month and felt it was only right to share it with all of you. ❤️

Starting TODAY we're launching an e-gift card promotion that can be purchased to support our local Trenton businesses who need your love.

For every $50 gift card purchased, we're giving you a BONUS $50 gift card! Just a special treat from us to you and to our local businesses.

Purchase gift cards here: https://app.yiftee.com/gift-card/trenton--nj

Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton
11/20/2020

Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton

Register here for the city owned property auction happening on December 9th online. https://auctions.govpilot.com/

City of Trenton NJ - City Hall
09/07/2020

City of Trenton NJ - City Hall

Our Public Works Department just wrapped up a busy month cleaning 37 properties, filling 98 potholes, and planning speed bump installations throughout the city. A lot of these projects start with you, so keep reporting potholes, illegal dumping, or other concerns at https://tinylink.net/5esR4.

This Saturday at 11am (8/29), take a virtual stroll through an under-recognized historic node, where Trenton's first sch...
08/12/2020
Touring Trenton | Belvidere Area Virtual Tour

This Saturday at 11am (8/29), take a virtual stroll through an under-recognized historic node, where Trenton's first school built for African-American children still stands. This project is coordinated by Isles, and supported by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more details and to register, visit: http://touringtrenton.eventbrite.com/

A guided interactive virtual tour to recognize several historic sites in the Belvidere Area, located in Trenton's West Ward.

Waitlistcheck | New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
07/08/2020
Waitlistcheck | New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Waitlistcheck | New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to 6 months of emer...

Trenton Downtown Association
06/17/2020

Trenton Downtown Association

Just announced: Grant Program for downtown Trenton businesses! The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) has created a small business grant fund to provide immediate support to merchants, restaurants and other small businesses located in downtown Trenton.

The grants will be issued in amounts up to $3,000, and TDA has allocated $45,000 to fund the program. Funding from the grant may be used to reopen a business or to cover costs associated with a recent business interruption. Applications are due by 6/30/2020.

To find out what businesses are eligible, how the grants may be used, and to find the application form, please click here: https://bit.ly/TDA-CBG-Application

*Please SHARE this to help us spread the word and support downtown Trenton businesses!

Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton
03/31/2020

Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton

Info for Renters.....

The City of Trenton NJ - City Hall is seeking your feedback! "Our Downtown Trenton is important to all of us. It’s where...
01/22/2020
Trenton, NJ

The City of Trenton NJ - City Hall is seeking your feedback! "Our Downtown Trenton is important to all of us. It’s where we learn, work, eat, socialize, and engage in cultural and civic activities. Downtown Trenton should be for everyone. BUT, is Downtown Trenton living up to its potential? What do you believe our Downtown should provide, look like, and be like? Take the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLHP5QZ) and provide your input." https://www.trentonnj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=210

Downtown Trenton Visioning Survey

The outcomes of September’s property auction!
01/09/2020
Outcomes of the September 2019 Auction

The outcomes of September’s property auction!

By the numbers: 69 properties were fully auctioned off 20 properties did not sell or had winning bids rescinded.* $142,000 = highest price paid for a property i

Isles
10/19/2019

Isles

With funding from The Kresge Foundation and with the help of 10 local surveyors, Isles is nearing completion of a second citywide vacant property survey to identify and track every vacancy in Trenton. By comparing the results to the initial vacant property survey completed in 2014, this project allows us to see change in vacancy in each neighborhood over time. It also supports the City of Trenton NJ - City Hall​’s initiative to reduce vacancy, blight, and negligent landlords. Updated survey results will be shared on RestoringTrenton.org in the coming months.

TRENTON — Mayor Reed Gusciora last week signed into law an ordinance amending the city code to increase registration fee...
02/05/2019
Trenton mayor signs vacant properties ordinance

TRENTON — Mayor Reed Gusciora last week signed into law an ordinance amending the city code to increase registration fees for vacant properties.

The ordinance, which unanimously passed City Council, goes into effect immediately.

“This ordinance is meant to deter property owners from sitting on vacant homes and refusing to rent or sell them,” Gusciora said in a written statement. “When a home is vacant, it’s a blight on the surrounding neighborhood and slows down economic development."

The fee increases are based on existing fees in surrounding and comparable cities in New Jersey:

• Initial registration is rising from $250 to $500

• 1st annual renewal is rising from $400 to $1,300

— Camden and Newark are set at $1,500

— Hamilton is set at $1,000

— Ewing is set at $500

• 2nd annual renewal is rising from $750 to $2,000

— Camden and Newark are set at $3,000

— Hamilton is set at $2,000

— Ewing is set at $1,000

• All subsequent renewals are rising from $1,000 to $3,000

— Camden, Newark, and Ewing are set at $5,000

— Hamilton is set at $3,000

TRENTON — Mayor Reed Gusciora last week signed into law an ordinance amending the city code to increase registration fees for vacant properties.

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton
12/21/2018
Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton

Christmas trees, Krueger Beers, and the holiday rush - This is Then & Now - an ongoing photo-history project that retakes a photograph from the same perspective as the original. It focuses on Downtown Trenton's historic past and often overlooked beautiful architecture.

Today, we're on the corner of Perry @ Roberto Clemente Park 77 years later. Click the link to learn more!

https://www.creektocanalcreative.org/perry-roberto-clemente-park

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton
10/20/2018

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton

This is Then & Now - an ongoing photo-history project that retakes a photograph from the same perspective as the original. It focuses on Downtown Trenton's historic past and often overlooked beautiful architecture. Every Friday, we release a new location!

Today, we're on the corner of Academy and North Stockton Streets to learn about this three-story home. Click the link below to learn more!
https://www.creektocanalcreative.org/59-stockton

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton
09/29/2018
Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton

This is Then & Now - an ongoing photo-history project that retakes a photograph from the same perspective as the original. It focuses on Downtown Trenton's historic past and often overlooked beautiful architecture. Every Friday, we release a new location!

Today, we're facing 129 Perry Street and learning about a talented craftsman who lived there. Click the link below to learn more! https://www.creektocanalcreative.org/129-perry-st

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton
09/08/2018

Creek to Canal - C2C Creative District - Trenton

Ever walk down a street in Trenton and wonder what it looked like a century ago? Then & Now is an ongoing photo-history project that retakes a photograph from the same perspective as the original. It focuses on Downtown Trenton's historic past and often overlooked beautiful architecture. Every Friday, we release a new location!

Today, we're on the corner of East Hanover & North Montgomery Streets facing the recently renovated Aleda Apartments. Click the link below to learn more! https://www.creektocanalcreative.org/aleda-apartments

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General information

This summer, we’re conducting a field survey to identify and map all the vacant properties — in every neighborhood, on every block — in the city. The resulting comprehensive database and maps will help the City and the citizens of Trenton create strategies to really turn things around.

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