The Law of Attraction
POTTSTOWN, PA – So…what do you want to attract to Pottstown? More of the same? Or something completely different?
We’re not rocket scientists…but we think our readers would tend to side with the ‘completely different’ mindset.
So…tell us. What do you envision for the transformation of Pottstown’s riverfront? Would you settle for the first developer that comes along and plops down a set of plans for what they want for our town?
Or would you want something like Musikfest that our neighbors in the Bethlehem have successfully developed?
How about an annual Bar-B-Q Festival like they have every year in Owensboro, KY? Couldn’t you just imagine the heavenly smells that would waft in the air? It almost reminds of us of when the Mrs. Smith’s plant would be making their pies…and the scent of pumpkin pie lingered in the air downtown.
Or maybe an annual event commemorating an historic event? Like a Renaissance Fair…or enacting a Civil War battle?
How about a Jazz and Blues Festival like they have along the riverfront in Omaha?
As the Urban Land Institute stated in their January 2010 Advisory Servcies Panel Report, people like water. Absolutely! The Schuylkill River is a significant asset for Pottstown…and we need to capitalize on it and make it a major part of our image.
If you’re looking for some ideas on what other towns and cities have done…check out the links below:
Riverfront Recapture (Hartford, CT)
Friends of the Riverfront (Pittsburgh)
The ideas are endless. So…put on your thinking caps folks…and share with us what you think would be great for Pottstown.
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw