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.”
Perkasie’s “overnight” success story has been years in the making.
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"→
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
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.
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.
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’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.