31 03, 2024

Reading’s First Renewal Plan

2024-04-01T07:11:43-04:00March 31st, 2024|Urban Renewal|0 Comments

Penn Street for many years was a vibrant thoroughfare where people enjoyed shopping. Theaters, various types of commercial establishments, and public events attracted thousands to the occasionally crowded Penn Square. In addition to experiencing foot pain, consumers endured the nearly imperceptible ascent from Third [...]

17 02, 2024

Urban renewal of the 1960s and 1970s – the good, the bad, and the ugly

2024-02-17T14:09:27-04:00February 17th, 2024|Urban Renewal|2 Comments

During the 1970s, there was an uncommon level of consensus in Reading politics; almost everyone agreed that downtown Reading was once the best location on Earth. Obviously, by that point, the downtown area had been transformed into parking lots as building after building had [...]

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