Welcome to 222 West State Street, the League’s new home.
In January of 2007, the League relocated from its long-time 407 West State Street home to the larger, renovated Roebling Mansion at 222 West State Street.
A $40,000 EDA predevelopment loan was used to finance a feasibility study for the project. Financing for the $6-million restoration and expansion of the property, located within the State House Historic District and directly opposite the State House complex, included nearly $1.4 million in low-interest EDA loans and a $3.6 million Wachovia loan provided under the federal New Markets Tax Credits program. Additionally, a $750,000 Capital Preservation Grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust helped fund the restoration and preservation of the building.
Strengths of the Move
The League purchased the 5,000-square-foot structure from the City of Trenton in 2005 and historically restored the exterior and first floor. The second and third floors have been transformed into modern office space. Additionally, approximately 11,000 square feet of office space was added to the rear of the building. It was a major move for the League and a historically significant undertaking for the city. And, it was all made possible with a combination of public and private financing and a strong partnership among the New Jersey Historic Trust, EDA, Wachovia and the League.
Some of the attendees at the building dedication on March 24, 2007, identified with their titles at that time: League President Dave DelVecchio, Mayor Lambertville, Ginny Hook, President, 222 W State Street Urban Renewal Corporation, and League Executive Director, William Dressel cut Ribbon for Opening of New League Headquarters. Senator Peter Inverso along with Assemblyman Baroni (right) and Board Members, Trustees and Past Presidents pose for this Historic occasion.