The appeal of the borough as a place to live, work and place is not lost on the 5,000 residents or those who visit.
But it has now been recognized by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association in its Great Places program.
Borough council received the award at the August meeting with the acknowledgment it is the first area in Delaware County to be so designated.
“The Great Places program recognizes unique and memorable neighborhoods and public spaces throughout Pennsylvania that have as a sustainable vision for the future, and serve as a model for other communities,” said Justin Dula of the Delaware County Planning Department. “A great neighborhood is a thriving mixed-use area that showcases historical/cultural diversity, fosters economic opportunity, promotes community involvement, and demonstrates connectivity. Through the implementation of its comprehensive plan and Downtown Media Strategy, the borough has become a pedestrian-friendly, diverse and vibrant town with a strong sense of community.” Read more>>