A 10,000-square-foot building was demolished and the bricks are being cleaned and reused for another project. The Keystone Weaving Mill is being turned into apartments and the bricks from the demolition will be used to replace missing bricks at the old mill.
The savings is about a $5 per brick difference between reuse and making new bricks! Great cost savings, certainly a green solution and the use of period bricks makes the renovation historically accurate! A win-win in my book!
This is what is known as being proactive! Rather than sit home and boo hoo about what might happen, Kim Bracey headed down to Washington, D.C. to meet with U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D) about the proposed budget cuts that could adversely impact York City’s ability to continue revitalization efforts. Kudos to Kim Bracey for going the extra mile for her city!
YorIT, a York County Community Foundation has a Social Venture Fund with $20,000 and is looking for a person or persons with “new, creative, out-of-the-box ideas that can attract retailers and restaurants to the area as well as get more people to come downtown” to give it to.
I seriously think I should move to York! I am continually amazed at the level of cooperation between the city, county and private sector. How refreshing to see that suburbanites get that York City is the heart of York County and are trying to do all in their power to revitalize it!
Around here, it’s the opposite. Most suburbanites do not seem to care if places like Philadelphia, Norristown and Pottstown fail. Many avoid coming into these places at all costs. Very sad.