The first item under New Business on Borough Council’s agenda tonight is a presentation of some waterfront design ideas generated by an online continuing education class of planning and design professionals.
Rutgers University’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) offers a range of courses to urban planners and other land use professionals from all over the United States and the world. This past spring some of them studied Pottstown’s waterfront, led by instructor Matt Wanamaker, a principal of the Philadelphia urban design and place-making firm Brown & Keener. Matt will be doing tonight’s presentation, along with Chris Huff of Pottstown’s Planning Commission.
As many of you know, the Urban Land Institute’s 2009 report urged the Borough to create “a place of magic” on the riverfront. The Borough should get a better idea of the constraints and possibilities, thanks to the expertise and innovative thinking that comes from directing fresh eyes and minds to an urban challenge. If you’re interested in Pottstown’s revitalization conversation, come on out to tonight’s meeting, listen and join in. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm in the 3rd floor Council Meeting Room.