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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Phoenixville nominated to be a classic

From last week's Pottstown Mercury:

Borough Manager E. Gene Krack told Borough Council Tuesday that Phoenixville is a classic.

Well, maybe not quite yet, but at least it's on the short list.

Krack informed the council that the borough has been nominated to be a part of the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia Program. Krack said Phoenixville would become one of 30 Classic Towns in the program.

"I think this is a big deal," Krack said. "It is limited to 30 towns a year, and we are within the top 20. The county commissioners and those who nominated us believe we are a classic town. I think we raised the bar with what's going on here with entertainment, restaurants and events. We are a nice, walkable community."

The program, developed by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, provides individual municipalities and neighborhoods as great places to live, work and play, with the tools they need to launch their own marketing campaigns. The program also helps create a marketing strategy to promote positive images of the region's classic communities and neighborhoods.

One of the criteria for becoming a Classic Town is that it has to be a walkable community, with rich history and a unique identity, with political or business leadership working to strengthen that identity.

Other Classic Towns in the surrounding area include Ambler, Bristol, Lansdowne, Media, West Chester and Manayunk.

Phoenixville will be featured along with those other towns on the Classic Towns Web site with links and information provided to the community.


Read the full article here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Except for giving us bragging rights over Lansdale, Collegeville, Pottstown and other non-classic places, how will this affect us?

Anonymous said...

Further development downtown could change the look from classic to modern, we still need more density including the proposed Barto development

Anonymous said...

Doesn't "more density" change the look?

I would think that the classic designation might protect the Borough from certain types of "unclassic" development like, say, anything above three stories.

Anonymous said...

The program's website provides information about the goals of the program: http://www.classictowns.org/about/how-it-works