The City of Trenton has embarked on an 18 month process to rewrite 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.
The City’s current Land Development Ordinance requires major revisions, as it contains antiquated content, inconsistent standards, and insufficient administrative guidance. In addition, many of the zoning district regulations may not relate to the current built environment in the City, creating nonconformities, or may not allow for certain forms of development that the community desires. An updated LDO can address these problems, removing unnecessary regulatory hurdles, and providing 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 Master Plan established a long-term vision for the future of the City, and called for a number of new programs and policies to move the City toward that vision. Many of the new programs and policies require the support of an updated, modern Land Development Ordinance. As such, the development of Trenton’s new Land Development Ordinance is a major step in implementing the Trenton 250 Master Plan.
For more information, visit the Trenton250 website: http://www.trenton250.org