Editor’s note: Imagine that, another town with a vision and a plan…with the rash of shootings going on in Pottstown again….a vision and a plan would be in order. Just sayin’…
Donn Henderson sees the Charleroi riverfront development he wants 25 miles away in Pittsburgh.
“It’s not rocket science. There are plenty of examples,” said Henderson, manager of the borough, which will announce a redevelopment plan for the central business district Thursday. “Just look at the North Side. That’s a great model. The South Side, too.”
Re-creating Pittsburgh’s successes deep in Washington County‘s Mon Valley will not be easy. But continuing to watch the once-thriving industrial and retail community lose population amid growing drug and crime problems certainly will accomplish nothing, Henderson said.
“We cannot continue that trend and survive,” he said.
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Ah, Charleroi. It used to be “the Magic City.” It was nice in the 80’s and has had lots of setbacks since. But at least they’re trying.