Thanks to a new lease on the train station, Souderton has become a hub of revitalization activity, writes Alan Heavens for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Montgomery County community off Route 309 leased the station, closed since the 1980s, and its adjacent structures at Broad and Main from SEPTA, and immediately started construction on the buildings.
The $1.5 million project, which will create “a community center” to complement the park up Main Street, should be complete in the fall. The station might also be getting a tap house in addition to the restaurant it already houses, though plans are not yet final.
Work is also ongoing on converting old factory buildings into office space in the Main Street Hollow across from the Montgomery Theater. The Hollow includes the Village Centre Office Suites, Allebach Communications, as well as a third factory which is being transformed by artist Harry Boardman into a live-work space.
“There are a lot of yellow vests on the streets these days,” said Joanne Coppens, manager of the Souderton-Telford Main Streets program.
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