Phoenixville Uses Grants from County to Strengthen Its Infrastructure, Further Its Prosperity

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The Chester County Community Revitalization Program is helping further the economic boom in Phoenixville with a number of behind-the-scenes infrastructure projects, writes Danielle Lynch for the Daily Local News.

Phoenixville has blossomed in recent years with the town seeing an influx of new restaurants, wineries, pubs, and shops. The downtown has also revitalized the Colonial Theatre, famous for its role in the classic cult movie The Blob.

At the same time, the infrastructure projects funded by the Chester County Community Revitalization Program have helped shape the community into a popular destination.

“I’ve always been fascinated that the County Commissioners had the foresight to look at investment in the county through capitalization of the urban centers,” said Phoenixville Borough Manager E. Jean Krack.

Just this year, the Chester County Commissioners approved $2.5 million in grants for Phoenixville through the program. This includes a $402,000 grant for upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant that will make it the first in the nation to utilize an innovative hydrothermal carbonization process.

“If we’re going to be sustainable in the United States, we have to start reducing our carbon footprint,” said Krack.

Read more about Phoenixville in the Daily Local News here.

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