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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Borough Council Approves the Closing of a Portion of Second Avenue for the Expansion of the Phoenixville Public Library

On Tuesday night, Borough Council voted 5-2 in favor of closing a portion of 2nd Avenue in order to provide room for the expansion of the public library.

From today's Phoenix:

By a 5-2 vote, Borough Council Tuesday evening approved the closing of a portion of Second Avenue for the expansion of the Phoenixville Public Library.

But the approval came with conditions.

The vacation of the right-of-way from Main Street to Park Alley and sale of the underlying Borough property to the Phoenixville Area Board of School Directors, the Library's owner, for $1 was made contingent on the expansion project itself receiving all final clearances.

Only if the project succeeds in "meeting of all land development, zoning conditions, and approval of the plan as necessary by the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and Borough Council" — and only after the School District agrees to accept the land — will the avenue's closing become final.


Read the full article at phoenixvillenews.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This will be a tremendous addition to the Phoenixville educational and cultural landscape. If it comes out looking they way it is drawn up it will be beautiful. I glad that there are people out there with enough foresight to see that this will be a great thing for the community. And if this library expansion can help to get some improvements to Reeves Park, then it will really be a win-win