Caernarvon allows installation of concrete pavers at Elverson development

Jan 26, 2009 Full story: Reading Eagle/Reading Times 16

A Chester Springs developer wants to build nearly 15,000 square feet of office and retail space near Route 23 in Elverson.

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been there

United States

#1 Jan 27, 2009
Another bank?? You've got to be kidding me. And more office space? I guess the vacant offices behind Wal-Mart aren't up to standard.
Eagles Fan

Honey Brook, PA

#2 Jan 30, 2009
That is pathetic. Expecting something worthwhile to be built in this township, i.e. retail, is unrealistic. Caernarvon will remain a hub for industrial, residential, and office complexes. Ge used to driving to find good stores.
been there wrote:
Another bank?? You've got to be kidding me. And more office space? I guess the vacant offices behind Wal-Mart aren't up to standard.
bikerchick

United States

#3 Jan 31, 2009
We need another bank like a hole in the head...what we need and has been discussed before are DECENT restaurants that don't serve "dutchy" food. We could use some more retail shops too.

And who's going to occupy all this new office space? The people who are out of work?
Jen

Allentown, PA

#4 Feb 6, 2009
Yeah,we really need more retail space! LMAO
There have been abandoned buildings in Morgantown
for over 5years and the Goodwill will be leaving town. Empty retail space at Morgantown Crossings.
Enough of this B.S.!
bikerchick

United States

#5 Feb 6, 2009
Maybe it's the economy?????? People just aren't spending money because they don't have it?????
Ya think??????????
Eagles Fan

Honey Brook, PA

#6 Feb 7, 2009
The economy is only part of the problem. There are areas where stores are staying open and even opening new locations. Caernarvon lacks the right demographics. Developers look at average income, size of population, and amount of traffic, and some other things. Caernavon is severely lacking in all of these areas. It works out well because most of the residents here don't want new restaurants and stores.
bikerchick wrote:
Maybe it's the economy?????? People just aren't spending money because they don't have it?????
Ya think??????????
bikerchick

United States

#7 Feb 8, 2009
Could be, but Walmart and Lowes do large marketing studies which include income and demographics and they moved in which says they felt Caernarvon and the surrounding areas could support them. They are destination stores and people will drive to them not like small retail establishments that depend on overflow traffic in a mall. That is also part of their demographic studies, figuring the surrounding areas will grow and they have until the economy went sour. I agree in part that some residents of Caernarvon don't want any of this but once the economy picks up they may have to put up with more growth.

But developers like the one who wants to put in a bank and more offices I just don't get...ask again, who will occupy the offices and another bank?????? Yikes..
Eagles Fan wrote:
The economy is only part of the problem. There are areas where stores are staying open and even opening new locations. Caernarvon lacks the right demographics. Developers look at average income, size of population, and amount of traffic, and some other things. Caernavon is severely lacking in all of these areas. It works out well because most of the residents here don't want new restaurants and stores.
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Eagles Fan

Honey Brook, PA

#8 Feb 13, 2009
Developers jumped into this market too early and they admit it. Morgantown has a long way to go before these new stores will attract real crowds. It's probably at least 10 years away depending on how quickly the economy recovers.
bikerchick wrote:
Could be, but Walmart and Lowes do large marketing studies which include income and demographics and they moved in which says they felt Caernarvon and the surrounding areas could support them. They are destination stores and people will drive to them not like small retail establishments that depend on overflow traffic in a mall. That is also part of their demographic studies, figuring the surrounding areas will grow and they have until the economy went sour. I agree in part that some residents of Caernarvon don't want any of this but once the economy picks up they may have to put up with more growth.
But developers like the one who wants to put in a bank and more offices I just don't get...ask again, who will occupy the offices and another bank?????? Yikes..
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bikerchick

United States

#9 Feb 16, 2009
New sign on Rt l0 North across from the Heritage Restaurant in Morgantown that says Morgantown Village. Brand new sign..anyone have any idea of what's going in there?

Are they finally going to develop this area....??? Can we hope for something decent??????
been there

Barto, PA

#10 Feb 20, 2009
bikerchick wrote:
New sign on Rt l0 North across from the Heritage Restaurant in Morgantown that says Morgantown Village. Brand new sign..anyone have any idea of what's going in there?
Are they finally going to develop this area....??? Can we hope for something decent??????
They put that sign up about a month ago. Last rumor I heard was a Tractor Supply Co. was planning on moving in.
biker chick

Watseka, IL

#11 Feb 21, 2009
Wow just what we need........
realtybuff

AOL

#12 Feb 24, 2009
When I started working in the area almost 13 yrs ago I was told about all of the development that was coming. I thought this was an up and coming area. After living in both Morgantown and Elverson, and trying to work with the local political structure in both places, I understand why people don't want to come to the area. I personally am looking forward to leaving the area as soon as possible.
I understand why new business doesn't want to come here. I understand the distrust of Councils that seem to be beholden to certain interest, developers, and families.
I understand why the citizens of both Morgantown and Elverson are simply disgusted with their councils.
Too bad! My advice to anyone thinking of moving or investing in a business here is to run in the other direction as fast as possible.
bikerchick

United States

#13 Feb 26, 2009
Realtybuff

You're so right on the councils of both these towns....all tied up with the developers who are members of the town councils....they pass the rules etc and of course are members of the planning boards too.

These same people run the water companies and sewer authorities and just look at your rates and some of the nonsense they pull...hmmmmm
captnJon

AOL

#14 Feb 26, 2009
Realty buff and Bikerchick, you are both so on the money. We moved from Elverson becauase it is controlled by one family. Those who live there know who I'm talking about. I suggest anyone considering moving there do some investgating about the commmunity beforehand.
Here in Honeybrook we have had to form the HBACA. Keep up with the HBACA full page ads in tri-county news. Perhaps you all could do something similar. Why aren't there any state laws to protect against these abuses of power.
bikerchick

United States

#15 Feb 26, 2009
There are probably state laws to protect against abuses of power but no one wants to stand up the people who control Elverson.

We've tried and will keep trying especially now with the sewer authority taking liberties that we think are illegal....
Eagles Fan

Honey Brook, PA

#16 Feb 27, 2009
Let me solve the mystery. The inbred Stoltzfuses control this area, especially Elverson. I too think this area is a disappointment and completely understand why developers have no interest in this area. It can't even support a single strip mall for Chrissakes.
captnJon wrote:
Realty buff and Bikerchick, you are both so on the money. We moved from Elverson becauase it is controlled by one family. Those who live there know who I'm talking about. I suggest anyone considering moving there do some investgating about the commmunity beforehand.
Here in Honeybrook we have had to form the HBACA. Keep up with the HBACA full page ads in tri-county news. Perhaps you all could do something similar. Why aren't there any state laws to protect against these abuses of power.

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