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Rutgers Urban Design Studio to present waterfront ideas to Borough Council tonight

July 11, 2011

River View, off Keystone Blvd.

  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 & KeenerMatt 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.

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One Comment
  1. July 12, 2011 7:48 am

    The designs presented last night by the Rutgers students were varied and inspiring. I hope we get to implement one or more of them and turn our riverfront into a must-see part of the Heritage Trail! Thanks Sue and Chris for finding this opportunity for Pottstown and seeing it through!

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