There has been talk about this project recently which prompted me to do some research. The Promenade project has been on the books for some time, however funding kept it from becoming a reality.
PennDOT recently opened up their coffers and we are getting almost a million dollars to complete this project. I could not remember specifics on what the project entailed except that the name does infer certain things.
I found this information after doing to internet surfing:
Pottstown Promenade – was conceived as a pedestrian and bicycle link between Downtown Pottstown and the Montgomery County Community College. The promenade is expected to be constructed in 2005, and will connect Hanover Street to the bus stop facility adjacent to the community college with a link to Riverfront Park and the River Center at Pottstown.
Personally, I think this is a great idea because it addresses quality of life issues in an urban area. Green space is important if we are trying to attract middle-class people to Pottstown as taxpaying permanent residents.
The revitalization of Pottstown hinges on projects like these and the ability to attract new residents, business and industry.
Kudos to Jason Bobst, Borough Council and everyone involved for making this project a reality.