Perkasie Borough celebrates $2,000,000 economic development RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program) Grant Award from State Officials that will create 2,700 new jobs.
Senator Santarsiero, Representative Staats Announce RACP Grant for Pennridge Development Enterprises, Inc.
PERKASIE − August 1, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and State Representative Craig Staats (R-145) announced the award of a $2,000,000 state grant for Pennridge Development Enterprises, Inc., to benefit the Pennridge Airport Business Park in East Rockhill Township and Perkasie Borough. This grant was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
The Pennridge Airport Business Park is one of the few Class A industrial park projects remaining in Bucks County in the I-95, I-78, and Pennsylvania Turnpike corridor. This grant will allow three undeveloped parcels on 89 acres to be developed in one of the three phases required to complete the project. The first phase will consist of all the infrastructure improvements for the Park, including major utilities and roadway improvements and construction of two new buildings on site. Continue reading "Perkasie Borough celebrates $2,000,000 economic development RACP"→
By Natalie Kostelni – Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal
Jun 7, 2019, 1:31pm EDT
Pennridge Development Enterprises Inc. is constructing a 100,000-square-foot building on speculation as part of a bigger, $60 million plan to create an 80-acre industrial campus adjacent to the Pennridge Airport in Bucks County.
The building is being marketed to manufacturing companies that have been squeezed out by the increased conversion of these types of properties into distribution centers.
The property, which is zoned for industrial use, is owned by the same family that owns the Pennridge Airport in Perkasie. A plan was established about three years ago and work began last year on the first building. The owners would like to construct six buildings with nearly 700,000 square feet of space. “It’s a really good market for this type of space,” said Rob Brink, president of Pennridge Development. Continue reading "Pennridge Airport Business Park"→
Bucks County Intermediate Unit – Barth Consulting Group – 2019 Caring Community Award Recipients
Revitalizing a town center goes beyond opening new businesses and repurposing blighted buildings.
On May 15th, 2019, Barth Consulting Group’s President Stephen Barth and Manager of Downtown Development, Michelle Shire were honored to be the recipient of Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s “Caring Community Award” – “an award created by the BCIU to recognize special individuals, outside our organization, who have made an extraordinary contribution which directly impacts the students served by our IU.”
Master Planning Reports to Secure Revitalization Funding
Creating Economic Development Studies as amendments to Comprehensive Plans helps secure and meet state funding grant requirements to revitalize communities. Shaping your Vision
Barth Consulting Group creates data-driven Economic Development Studies to analyze a community through resident and business surveys, town hall meetings and with detailed research reports summarizing community engagement and aspirations. The finalized Economic Studies provide insight and pathways into how you can Revitalize your town. Continue reading "Economic Development Studies"→
Perkasie Borough is a charming, Victorian-era town with 8,500 residents. It’s branded tagline is “America’s Hometown,” for its Norman Rockwell-like setting and beauty. Perkasie boasts America’s Oldest Tree Lighting Ceremony dating to 1909 and recorded with the US House of Representatives.
Perkasie’s Town Center was largely destroyed by fire in 1988. There had been no major development of any kind for 20 years. Perkasie’s dynamic Borough Council initiated a new visioning and forward thinking Comprehensive Plan in 2013 and hired Barth Consulting Group to collaborate with the Bucks County Planning Commission who produced the plan. Continue reading "Economic Development – Measuring the Returns"→
Balancing your budget without increasing taxes or cutting services….
Economic vitality increases municipal tax revenues through increased Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Earned Income Taxes, Local Service Taxes all the while revitalizing your downtown and repurposing blighted buildings.
How investing in Revitalization can balance your budget.
Downtown economic factors have shifted with the advent of online shopping. Why are some towns transitioning better than others? Being proactive versus reactive is the difference.
Some towns lose momentum for a time, and then pray to pull themselves back from the brink. Other towns have great, underutilized assets, infrastructure and prospects, yet face challenges in revenue growth without a dreaded tax increase. For most towns, economic development can seem like an endless roll of the dice, reacting to unsolicited, unwanted, and undesirable proposals from developers. These relationships are often adversarial. Continue reading "Development by Design™"→