LDO Public Draft 2.0 + Updated Draft Zoning Map Now Available!
The second Public Draft of Trenton’s new Land Development Ordinance (LDO), and an update of the Draft Zoning Map are now available for public review. The LDO will be a key tool for implementing many of the policies contained in the Trenton250 Comprehensive Master Plan. Documents can be viewed at the links below:
- Draft 2.0 Land Development Ordinance
- Updated Draft Zoning Map (March 2023)
- Updated Draft Zoning Map (March 2023) Indicating Areas of Change
The LDO Public Draft 2.0 is a redlined document that indicates changes made in response to comments received during the public comment period for the first release. Within the Draft, redline strikethrough and underlined text indicate changes from the July 2021 Public Draft Land Development Ordinance (Public Draft 1.0). Non-substantive minor changes, such as grammatical corrections, typographical corrections, revisions to graphics, and numbering of sections, may not be shown.
The City of Trenton will be accepting public comments on the Public Draft 2.0 Land Development Ordinance (LDO) and updated Draft Zoning Map through May 1, 2023. If you would like to submit a comment, please use the comment form available by clicking here.
Draft Ordinance and Map Now Available!
Trenton’s new Draft Land Development Ordinance (LDO), and Draft Zoning Map are now available for public review. The LDO will be a key tool for implementing many of the policies contained in the Trenton250 Comprehensive Master Plan.
- Click here to view the Public Review Draft LDO
- Click here to view the Public Review Draft Zoning Map
The City of Trenton will be accepting public comments on the Draft Land Development Ordinance (LDO) and Draft Zoning Map through November 1, 2021. If you would like to submit a comment, please use the comment form available by clicking here.
The City has also produced a series of supplementary materials, introducing some of the key changes and discussing the importance of the LDO update. A one page summary (at-a-glance), and a four page summary (providing more detail for those interested) are available to view and download at the links below.
- Let’s Talk About Trenton’s New Land Development Ordinance (One-page)
- A Summary of Trenton’s New Land Development Ordinance (Four-page Summary)
New information has also been added to the Frequently Asked Questions page, providing answers to some key questions related to the Public Review Draft LDO.
RDA Plans Analysis Now Available.
A draft analysis of the City’s current Redevelopment Area Plans and their statuses has been prepared in support of the Trenton 250 LDO Update. The report can be accessed by clicking here, or visiting the Project Documents and Presentations Page below.
Please Join Us at an upcoming Public Meeting and Presentation of the Technical Review and Approaches Report!
The City of Trenton has embarked on an update to the City’s Land Development Ordinance.
The Trenton 250 LDO Update process will help to better preserve, strengthen, and protect the historic physical patterns of development that define the character of the City, direct reinvestment to targeted areas, and create new opportunities for economic development, helping to make Trenton a more sustainable, livable, and business-friendly community. An updated LDO can address these problems, and provide opportunities for Trenton to move toward the vision established in “Trenton 250.” In short — modernizing the LDO is a big step in helping Trenton achieve its long-term vision, and there’s no time like the present.
The Trenton 250 Comprehensive Master Plan established a long-term vision for the future of the Trenton, and called for a number of new policies to move the City toward that vision. The Plan provides mapped and written policy about how development should occur within the City. The new LDO will take these policies as its base, and provide a set of new development regulations.
The first step in this process is the Technical Review and Approaches Report. This Report lays out the potential areas of revision and new approaches that can help Trenton achieve its vision. We invite you to attend a meeting where Camiros, assisted by WRT, the consultants hired to help the City create a new LDO, will present an overview of the Report and take questions and comments. We invite you to attend and provide your feedback!
The Technical Review and Approaches Report can be found at:
The meetings are as follows:
*Please note, that the presentation will be the same at each meeting:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Synod Hall at Trinity Cathedral
801 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08618
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Community Room at First Presbyterian Church
120 E State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
12 noon – 1:30pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019
City of Trenton Planning Board Meeting
City Hall, 319 East State Street
We’re excited to see you there!
Technical Review & Approaches Report Now Available!
The Trenton250 LDO Update Technical Review & Approaches Report is now available! View or download the report by clicking the link here, or by visiting the Project Documents and Presentations page.
The document focuses on regulatory issues and potential revisions identified during the technical review of the City’s current Land Development Ordinance, and offers conceptual approaches to resolving specific issues. Importantly, this report is not intended to present every needed change, as some will be minor changes that help to “clean up” Trenton’s Ordinance and create a user-friendly document, while others are much more detailed revisions that will need to be worked out during the drafting process.
The findings of the Technical Review and Approaches Report will be presented at a public meeting to be held later this spring. Please check back to this website for more information as future events are scheduled.