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Catherine Quillman April 08, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Robert Hadley: So am I to assume you want a massive (up to 4 story) building on a prominent corner Read Morewith beautiful turn-of-the-century townhouses? And why is this about tax money? Why is that the buzz word whenever it comes to drastically changing a neighborhood?
Catherine Quillman April 08, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Thank you Nathaniel Smith. As usual, you know exactly how to put a complex subject into interesting Read Moreprose. I was disturbed by the First Presbyterian's plans too and so I stopped attending services (I wasn't a member but I was thinking about joining). Changing the razed buildings from two to one is no progress to me - it reminds me of how the Harb thought it was a success when they talked StanAb down from 7 to four houses on the Barclay grounds. I also want to say, good point about the extended HARB districts. I was just reading an inch-thick survey of buildings in WC compiled in 1980 by the late Alice Kent Schooler. She repeatedly said that she hoped that there would be a future HARB but even more urgent: she wanted several historic districts in the borough including the First Presbyterian's neighborhood.
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM
I see not many life long Boro residents commenting. Remember the 1970-80's in Boro? I do and weRead Moreneed to move forward and have more real people in town. This new building will do that. Let just say the West Chester was a town with a college now a college with a town. So want more residents or more transient 'students' or back to 1970's and be another Coatesville.
Jackie Johnson-Bella By Jackie February 20, 2014 at 07:58 PM
Come to The Farmhouse people's light and theater open house and meet me as well as the otherRead Morepreferr ed vendors. I'm giving free mini makeovers!
Marc Huppman January 07, 2014 at 11:51 AM
I'm looking for the same. Anybody?
Eileen Law January 07, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Danny is still missing. His bank account has not been touched, all friends & family have beenRead Morec ontacted & have not seen him since December 28th. His usual hangouts, his apt. etc. all checked, as well as hospitals, jails, shelters, church, etc. -- all bases have been covered. Some have him confused with another man from WC who walks with a cane--that man is much taller than Danny (over 6'.) It was mentioned that he had a "new lady friend", (possibly from either Phoenixville or Coatesville) but no name was ever mentioned by him. Police all over Chester County have been informed & his picture has been shared on Facebook by over 300 people. I'll post here if there are any updates. Eileen Law - 610-388-1776
ROBERT J? HADLEY December 17, 2013 at 09:34 AM
Tax base at 38% so building is both taxes and employment for Boro. Council blew the Wheth propertyRead Morei n 04 by letting downtown businesses have the say. Big box and two family style restaurants wanted it. Think of taxes and several hundred employees now. OH, Boro resident since birth 66 years ago.
Catherine Quillman December 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM
I'm not against a hotel; I am against disregarding the borough's height restriction as well asRead Moreneedl essly destroying (a keeping a facade is not historic preservation) a building that has been in continual use since c.1855. Also, the fear of the Wyeth property was that it would drain the town. The stores here struggle as it is, only the restaurants do well. I am not sure what happened to the plan - I only went to a public meeting where people spoke out against it. The meeting was the historical society, not Borough Hall.