Macungie To Revisit Downtown Improvement Plan

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Tom Bartholomew took a bold step when he decided to move his insurance agency from a Lower Macungie strip mall to downtown Macungie, a relocation that is costing him a “substantial” amount of money.

“The [Macungie] building makes a statement,” Bartholomew said. “It’s a 200-year-old building that has stood the test of time. It kind of makes a statement to your clients if you have an investment in your own business.”

Bartholomew and other Macungie business owners are hoping borough officials are willing to make a similar statement. They’ve asked Borough Council to revive its discussion of a downtown “streetscape” plan that has generated little steam since 2008, when a downtown study was completed.

Council decided recently to revisit the streetscape plan and hold a related workshop in March.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/eastpenn/mc-macungie-downtown-improvement-plan-20121226,0,3418106.story

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  1. Pingback: Macungie Borough moves forward Streetscape plan | Lower Mac News & Issues

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