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This should sound familiar to Pottstown residents. Our big city neighbor to the SE is grappling with many of the same issues that Pottstown is facing: landlords, vacant and blighted properties and gentrification of neighborhoods
There was a Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods Conference at Temple University yesterday attended by about 300 people and some big investors.
Subjects like illegal rentals, blighted lots and private citizens having the ability to buy property from the Redevelopment Authority versus that land being sold to developers were discussed. Another hot topic was creation of a Land Bank so developers can more easily purchase vacant lots.
The conversation was spirited by all accounts as city residents expressed their frustrations on these subjects.