Schuylkill River redevelopment plan in Pottstown would add $10M to tax coffers

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Because so much of the design work has already been done, Michael Narcowich, a principal planner with the Montgomery County Planning Commission, said the defined plan can supercede zoning “and allow a developer to proceed directly to final plan approval.” (Photo courtesy of wikicommons.org)

Plans for the redevelopment of 255 acres along the Schuylkill River in Pottstown and West Pottsgrove that could generate nearly $10 million in new tax revenues were unveiled recently to borough council.

According to the presentation put together by officials from the Montgomery County Planning Commission in concert with Pottstown and West Pottsgrove officials, the concept calls for a mix of development including residential, described as “high-end apartments,” and non-residential uses, which include industrial, office and research and development, writes Evan Brandt in the Pottstown Mercury.

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Interim Borough Manager Justin Keller said the development will be “market driven, with design standards to ensure quality,” and will also include the long-awaited extension of Keystone Boulevard to connect with Grosstown Road in Stowe, making for easy access to Route 422.

Because so much of the design work has already been done, Michael Narcowich, a principal planner with the Montgomery County Planning Commission, said the defined plan can supercede zoning “and allow a developer to proceed directly to final plan approval.”

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