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Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is an advocate for business interests and property owners in downtown Trenton. TDA provides marketing and public relations services, partners with state and local government organizations and chambers of commerce, and promotes the best that downtown Trenton businesses have to offer.
We support local businesses by establishing grants and communicating information on ways to obtain funding. We also promote our local businesses on social media and through email marketing and maintain a directory of businesses on this website.
TDA Ambassadors keep downtown Trenton clean and safe for residents, workers, businesses and visitors. They provide a variety of maintenance and beautification services throughout TDA’s Special Improvement District (SID).
Our Clean and Safe Program also includes the use of motor-driven litter removal equipment and power equipment designed to clean gum and other materials from the sidewalks. This operation takes place seven days per week. To place a finer detail on the magnitude of the work these individuals accomplish in a typical year, TDA Ambassadors collect more than 700,000 gallons of trash from downtown streets, and remove more than 30,000 cubic feet of snow.
The Façade Improvement Grant Program is designed to help downtown businesses within the Special Improvement District upgrade and refurbish their commercial business façade.
It is important to note that this grant program is a reimbursement of 50% of any work done to a building (up to $2,500) in the Special Improvement District, excluding certain restrictions. Funds are issued at the completion and final approval of the project.
Parking in Trenton is readily available during nights and weekends. During business hours, Trenton has some of the most affordable garage and metered rates compared to other cities. The City of Trenton has recently partnered with the mobile parking app Flowbird to give drivers the ability to pay for parking, either digitally using their mobile devices or at the many kiosk locations. The app is now available to all residents and visitors on both iOS and Google Play marketplaces. For more information about parking, contact the City of Trenton.
The Trenton Parking Authority (TPA) owns and operates five (5) parking facilities: the Merchant Street surface lot, the Warren Street Garage, the South Broad and Front Street Garage, the Lafayette Yard Parking Garage and the Liberty Commons Parking Facility.