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Mill St Bus Men Ass Urban Renewal 9.19.1962 BDC 1 of 2 - By Urban Reneival Consultant Boro Called ‘Core...
By Urban Reneival Consultant Boro Called ‘Core Of This Great Area’ By ROGER KOHN Courier-Times Staff Writer “Bristol, which is the core of this great area, must remain intact.” intact.” That was the theme of a talk given yesterday by David Walker, Walker, partner in Walker and Murray Associates, Inc., consultants on urban renewal to the Bucks County County Redevelopment Authority. He spoke before the Mill St. Businessmen’s Association. Walk- Good Evening! Kennedys win again. Ted, youngest of the clan, handily whips Ed McCormick, son of the House speaker, in his bid to win in November the Senate seat formerly held by brother Jack, and here we go again. It could be, of course, that George Cabot Lodge, son of Henry Henry Cabot Lodge, former senator and U.N. ambassador, might prove the stumbling block, although although the state of Massachusetts seems to go for the other lodge. Nearly time for the gals to get into the act, officially, that is. Atmospherics these days practically practically delicious. er went on to explain the problems problems which exist and how they can be overcome. A former Federal Urban Renewal Renewal commissioner, Walker was responsible for administering the national program from 1959 to 1961, and prior to that held several several posts in the same field. Points Out Difficulties Walker pointed out the difficulties difficulties facing any community which wished to replace out-of-date features features with modern ones. “While it might cost $100,000 to purchase a site in the center of a community, tear down existing building, and prepare for a new construction, an equivalent piece of land in the suburbs might cost only $10,000. As a result, many industrial firms move into the suburbs instead of taking over unused unused sites in the center of existing existing communities,” Walker said. “It was to combat this that the urban renewal program was put into operation,” he said. “Originally “Originally it was intended to aid communities communities which wanted to tear down slum properties in their towns and build modern homes in their place. But now its scope goes much farther than' that, and aims at restoring decaying areas of a community, community, and also at stopping other other areas from declining to such a level that they have to be renewed,” renewed,” Walker declared. “Urban renewal is nothing more (Continued on Page 3, Col. 8) The commissioners service offered can” on not for policeman, Mechanicsville post time trebled. in 1944, acre Under farm with and prisoners for peppers, lettuce, also the prison decades, up for County’s The plans time Assembly parents teacher School; service

Clipped from The Bristol Daily Courier19 Sep 1962, WedPage 1

The Bristol Daily Courier (Bristol, Pennsylvania)19 Sep 1962, WedPage 1
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