POTTSTOWN PA – Hobart’s Run, a neighborhood redevelopment effort “that was kicked off last year by The Hill School, will soon become an non-profit entity,” The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported Saturday (Feb. 18, 2017). The designation will “enable it to receive outside funding and grants” for continued revitalization. The school intends to jump-start the non-profit with a substantial, six-figure financial donation over five years.
The Mercury’s Evan Brandt wrote that the Hobart’s Run Improvement District consists of “about 600 properties bounded by Queen Street on the south, North Adams Street on the west, Beech, Grant and Jackson streets on the north and Keim Street on the east. So far, all activities in the area – neighborhood clean-ups, improvements to Edgewood Cemetery, and a local crime study – have been funded by The Hill School.
The switch to non-profit status for Hobart’s Run emulates similar and successful moves in other municipalities that rely on community collaboration; Lancaster is cited as one example.
- Read Brandt’s story, titled “Hill School to spin off Hobart’s Run into $5 million revitalization effort” and published Saturday by The Mercury, here.
Hobart’s Run logo from its Facebook page