Category Archives: Press Coverage

Perkasie Borough’s $60 Million Pennridge Airport Business Park Takes Flight

Scientific device maker slated as the first tenant of $60M industrial project

By Brian Pedersen, March 5, 2019 –  Lehigh Valley Business

barth-consulting-groupA manufacturer in the scientific instrumentation realm is the first tenant slated to occupy a $60 million development on 260 acres near Pennridge Airport.

Pennridge Development Enterprises is developing The Pennridge Airport Business Park, a group of six buildings in Perkasie planned for land next to the airport. Continue reading "Perkasie Borough’s $60 Million Pennridge Airport Business Park Takes Flight"

Flourishing Communities- planting the seeds for 2019

Bucks County Herald Featured Article

February 14, 2019


Perkasie has the three components of a flourishing community.

“Economic Development happens one business, one residence, one brick at a time,” remarked Stephen Barth, consultant for Economic Development for Perkasie Borough.

That’s the report Stephen Barth of Barth Consulting Group, of Doylestown, made to Perkasie Borough Council at a regular business meeting Feb. 4th, 2019. Continue reading "Flourishing Communities- planting the seeds for 2019"

Perkasie Reviews Its Phoenix-Like Evolution – Feature Article – Bucks County Herald

In The News: Barth Consulting Group Revitalizes Perkasie

1988 fire leveled homes and businesses
Feature Article – Bucks County Herald – September, 27th 2018

MELINDA RIZZO

Perkasie’s Phoenix continues to rise from the ashes of a devastating decades-old fire.

The current revitalization of Perkasie’s historic district and downtown comes after a disastrous 1988 fire, which leveled homes and businesses leaving them in smoldering ruins.

Stephen M. Barth, Perkasie’s economic development consultant, gave a progress presentation at a regular borough council meeting Monday night, highlighting Perkasie’s continued growth as well as some recent milestone achievements.  Continue reading "Perkasie Reviews Its Phoenix-Like Evolution – Feature Article – Bucks County Herald"

New Britain’s main street plans moving forward

Daily Intelligencer – by James Boyle, Staff Writer, August 5, 2016

Officials from New Britain, Bucks county and Delaware Valley University have discussed for the past three years the plans to redevelop a stretch of Butler Avenue (Business U.S. Route 202) into a Main Street-style, walkable university town.

“There’s been a lot of talk and ideas for the Butler Avenue corridor,” said Lynn Bush, executive director of the Bucks County Planning Commission. “We are now seeing something actually happening.”

Bush highlighted two major steps that have propelled the project: the New Britain Borough Council’s July 12 approval to demolish the former Knoell factory on Shady Retreat Road and an adoption of a mixed-use zoning ordinance for the 7-acre property. Continue reading "New Britain’s main street plans moving forward"

Member Spotlight: Perkasie Borough

Feature Article – Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce

June 28, 2016

 

While downtown revitalization efforts may be more prominent now, years of planning and discernment have gone into the Borough’s current economic vitality and investment strategy yielding residents, business owners and borough officials results they can see, touch and feel.

From modernization efforts that never got off the ground in the 1970s to a catastrophic fire in 1988 that wiped out an entire block in the downtown, to national recognition last year for holding the oldest Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the country, Perkasie Borough is a small town, American innovator. Continue reading "Member Spotlight: Perkasie Borough"

A small-town boom

Inquirer-RealEstate-ASmallTownBoom-Page1The Philadelphia Inquirer
Real Estate
by Alan Heavens
April 10, 2016

Development is matched by high demand. One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region’s communities. From what Realtors say, Perkasie is a place coveted by those enamored of small-town living. A whole lot of building designed to enhance that small-town experience is going on now in the Bucks County borough 30 miles north of Philadelphia.

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Perkasie Pipes Up – Covered in Lehigh Valley Business Journal

Lehigh Valley Business Journal
By Brian Pedersen, August 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM

In June in Perkasie, a three-story building started going up on a property vacant for nearly three decades following a devastating fire.

It was a groundbreaking with significant meaning for residents, officials, executives and business owners. Perkasie, you see, may be a tiny borough – but it boasts big plans for economic development.

Bucks County Soapstone Co. on West Walnut Street is an example of a downtown Perkasie business that renovated its storefront, adding planters to beauty the streetscape. – (Photo / Brian Pedersen)

It was a groundbreaking with significant meaning for residents, officials, executives and business owners. Perkasie, you see, may be a tiny borough – but it boasts big plans for economic development.The $2.3 million American House at Perkasie represents the beginning of a surge in revitalization throughout the borough, including hundreds of new residential units, many of them upscale, and the potential to attract businesses using corporate jets at Pennridge Airport in Perkasie and neighboring East Rockhill Township.

Add a growing push to highlight and promote downtown businesses and attract a nighttime business cycle of entertainment and dining options, and the borough has the makings of a rejuvenation that could spark strong economic growth. It could even serve as a potential model for other smaller municipalities to follow. Continue reading "Perkasie Pipes Up – Covered in Lehigh Valley Business Journal"

Downtown Perkasie’s Revival Covered in News-Herald Article

Our exciting revitalization project in Downtown Perkasie continues to receive positive press coverage. This article appeared in the Perkasie News-Herald in November.

Rising From the Ashes

Perkasie News-HeraldPerkasie’s downtown poised for resurgence nearly 30 years after devastating fire

Written November 26, 2015 by Eric Fitzsimmons

PERKASIE » For 27 years after a fire that swept through Perkasie’s downtown, the site of the American House Hotel sat vacant. Now a new development that broke ground on the same site this summer stands to be the hallmark of the borough’s recent revitalization efforts.

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