Build­ing a Bet­ter Boy­er­town re­caps 2018 high­lights

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - From Emily Jones Build­ing a Bet­ter Boy­er­town

Build­ing A Bet­ter Boy­er­town is pleased to share its 2018 high­lights.

We are very proud of what we’ve ac­com­plished in the past year and are look­ing for­ward to an even more ex­cit­ing 2019.

We are so thank­ful for the sup­port of our com­mu­nity and we will con­tinue to build a bet­ter Boy­er­town to­gether, one block at a time.

The com­bined re­vi­tal­iza­tion ef­forts have ac­com­plished the fol­low­ing high­lights over the last year:

1. Rec­og­nized as a Des­ig­nated Key­stone Com­mu­nity and ranked #3 Top Per­form­ing Main Street or­ga­ni­za­tions in Penn­syl­va­nia at the An­nual Townie Awards in West Ch­ester.

2. Suc­cess­fully dou­ble our bud­get this year thanks to the BB&T Eco­nomic Growth fund to im­ple­ment the Town Vi­sion while at the same time tripling our staff sup­port.

3. Suc­cess­fully filled an un­der­uti­lized An­chor Build­ing in down­town by part­ner­ing with the State on a $300,000 grant to loan re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion project

4. With a cul­ti­vated re­la­tion­ship with DCED, we’ve brought in over 2 mil­lion in fund­ing to Boy­er­town in­clud­ing: Façade Pro­gram of $170,000 re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing over 67 prop­er­ties and spurring $332,086 in pri­vate in­vest­ment to the down­town; Boy­er­town Wel­come Cen­ter Cole­brook­dale Rail­road Preser­va­tion Trust $1,500,000; and $300,000 An­chor Build­ing Grant, spurring a Main Street Tour by Sec­re­tary Davin.

5. Raised the aware­ness of the im­pact of truck traf­fic on walk­a­bil­ity and qual­ity of life in the Bor­ough re­sult­ing in stalling the neigh­bor­ing land­fill ex­pan­sion

6. Beau­ti­fied Boy­er­town with plant­ing and main­tain­ing of 84 new planters and planted 8 new street trees, re­cer­ti­fy­ing the Bor­ough as a Tree City USA (11th year)

7. Com­pleted a pre­lim­i­nary trail align­ment and work­ing on se­cur­ing sup­port in neigh­bor­ing town­ships and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

8. Launched an am­bi­tious tourism ini­tia­tive with a new web­site www. his­toricboy­er­, de­vel­oped trails and tours fea­tur­ing Boy­er­town and sur­round­ing des­ti­na­tions to vis­i­tors se­cur­ing tourism as Boy­er­town’s eco­nomic driver for the next 5 years.

Build­ing A Bet­ter Boy­er­town is a non-profit Main Street Re­vi­tal­iza­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion that is ded­i­cated to the re­vi­tal­iza­tion of the des­ig­nated Down­town Boy­er­town com­mu­nity.

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