Evan Brandt wrote an article in today’s Mercury about a proposal from a developer to build senior housing along Industrial Highway at Evans Street.
IMHO (and I always have one) there are certainly better things to build along the riverfront than senior housing. Why are we not looking at places like Manayunk for inspiration??? http://www.manayunk.com/
The reasons given for being excited about this proposal make no sense. Seniors on fixed incomes are not going to help revitalize downtown Pottstown. If that were the case Smith & Sydney Pollock Towers would have already made an impact as they are on High Street.
If we want Pottstown to be a destination, then we need to think along the lines of Manayunk, not Sun City http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_City,_Arizona
Great project, wrong location. We oppose.
You can read Evan’s article here: