Senior Housing Proposed For Pottstown Riverfront

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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:  

http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2010/09/09/news/doc4c8936b6945c9409554711.txt