While I was downtown today supporting Small Business Saturday, I was temporarily whisked away to the Mosaic Community Land Trust’s new digs at 10 South Hanover Street by Katy Jackson. Katy is one of the founding members of the Land Trust and she was eager to show me the progress they have made fixing up their new space.
The first floor is a revolving art gallery and office space for now. Future plans include renovating the second floor and using the art gallery space on the first floor for events in a coffee-house style setting. There are even plans to serve food. This is very exciting because having organized events will help draw people into the gallery and in turn support local artists and musicians.
Mosaic Community Land Trust supports the revitalization of Pottstown. To that end the Land Trust will begin restoring properties in town and reselling them to people looking for affordable housing. Mosaic’s plan also includes growing the arts community in Pottstown. Revitalization via the arts has a proven track record across our country. We have a fledgling arts community already and adding to their numbers will only hasten the rebirth of Pottstown. Removing blight and increasing the home ownership percentage in Pottstown will stabilize neighborhoods, reduce crime, increase property values and help reduce the tax burden.
We urge you to stop in and check out the art, learn more about Mosaic and see what you can do to help move Pottstown forward.