Find Wall…Start Banging Head
A potential business owner wants to purchase a property, make it into a business and live in the upper floors of the building.
Did we mention that they’re artists? Creative folks that Pottstown desperately needs more of.
So, throw in the incorrectly perceived taboo word tattoo and all hell breaks loose.
This is what happened at last Wednesday’s borough Zoning Hearing Board meeting.
You can read The Mercury’s report of the meeting here:
The borough allows a pawn shop and rent to buy business in downtown Pottstown, but when an artistic couple wants to purchase a building, live in the upper floors and offer artistic services, they get shown the big hand of the borough.
How do you promote a town and increase its real estate values? Start recruiting artists.
The old boy network in Pottstown needs to get the boot. They’re good for nothing but obstruction and frustration in the path to move Pottstown forward.
Wake up and start realizing that the borough needs to start a concerted effort to attract artists to live and offer their services in Pottstown. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Otherwise, you’ll get more of what we already have. And how’s that been going for the borough?