Now if we can just keep the developers with Eminent Domain dreams at bay.
This Old House magazine has just spotlighted Trenton's Greenwood-Hamilton Historic District as one it's "Best Old House Neighborhoods for 2010:the Northeast."
The inclusion demonstrates what many have said for so long: Trenton's housing stock is an underappreciated asset. The historic flavor and quality of construction cannot be matched today. The city needs to encourage the restoration and marketing of these homes and neighborhoods as a way to bring Trenton back.
Small scale redevelopment makes so much more sense than the large, subsidized projects that will envariably require the taking of private property and the loss of some great buildings.
All prospective developers and elected official wannabes need to take note and adjust their plans and schemes accordingly.