Every once in a while I find myself standing in a place that’s right on the cusp of being transformed from one thing to another. I turn slowly and take in the landscape and decades flash by in an instant in my mind. It’s easy. We’ve all seen this show before. We know exactly how it ends.
This is Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Quakertown has been around longer than there’s been a United States. There are taverns in Quakertown where Revolutionary War figures organized rebellions against the British. It’s amazingly beautiful and productive land steeped in history.
The people who organize the region have decided to turn this land to a higher and better use. An economic development team has created a plan to stimulate employment and generate tax revenue. New homes will accommodate a growing population. Clean industries will blossom. Technology and progress will flourish. The American Dream will thrive.
Corn fields are rapidly becoming new neighborhoods for happy families. These homes are spacious, affordable, conveniently located near the Turnpike, and in a high quality public school district.
Narrow country roads are being improved to accommodate high speed traffic flow to ease congestion for busy commuters. These new modern roads encourage growth and development bringing more jobs and businesses to the area.
Each new business enhances the quality of the community bringing opportunity and advancement. Ample free parking abounds for the convenience of busy people on the go.
And things will only keep getting better. Forever.