Thursday, November 17, 2011

Local Non-Profit Organization Helps with the Development of Emergency Training Facilities

When not busy building homes including projects such as Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, The Pohlig Companies' very own Todd Pohlig lends his expertise to the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC).  The council has been helping businesses grow in the region for over fifty years.  Todd has been involved with the organization since 1997 and serves on the Board of Directors.  He also participates on the Redevelopment Sub-Committee dedicated to the revitalization of southern U. S. Route 1 to further enhance the economic growth of that area of Chester County. 


Todd Pohlig of The Pohlig Companies serves on the Board of Directors of the Chester County Economic Development Council



Recently, the CCEDC has been involved in the development of an emergency training facility in Coatesville, PA.  Although, Chester County has benefited from much advancement, it currently does not have a facility to train first-responders so they have to travel to other counties for their training.  That will all change with the help of the CCEDC, Arcelor Mittal steel who donated the land for the center, and the Brandywine Health Foundation who also donated $600,000 towards the project.

The CCEDC is located in Eagleview Corporate Center and offers state-of-the-art training and conference facilities designed for the development of local towns.  The CCEDC is partially funded by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development.


References:

http://www.cceconomicdevelopment.com/

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/10/31/local-organization-donates-big-bucks-toward-chesco-training-facility/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Funding Granted for Development of Darby Creek Trail in Haverford

On Thursday the 27th of October, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Board of Directors granted Haverford Township money needed to expand the Haverford Township trail system.  The plan is to build a one mile stretch of multi-use trail from Glendale Park along Darby Creek to just south of West Chester Pike at the school district bus depot. 


A future multi-use trail will stretch from Haverford Reserve, south to Burmont Road allowing local residents to take full advantage of the beauty of the Haverford Township landscape.


The paved trail will serve hikers and bikers and will also accommodate strollers and wheelchairs.  Eventually, the plan is to extend the trail northward to Haverford Reserve where an existing trail system is in place and a new environmental center is under development.  The current trail system provides over 5 miles of hiking and biking for local residents along with an enclosed dog park.  Haverford Reserve consists of 120 acres of preserved parkland and 45 acres of township recreation fields as well as the Freedom Playground.  When complete, the trail system will extend from the trail head at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve and extend southward to a trail head at Burmont Road.

The development of the Haverford Reserve trail systems helps promote exercise and fitness as well as alternative means of transportation for local residents.


The organization Friends of Haverford Trails has been established to help develop and maintain the trail network in Haverford Township.  Volunteers are welcome and more information can be found at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org/friendsoftrails.

References: http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2011/11/07/news_of_delaware_county/news/doc4eb2a9e22372f666809681.txt?viewmode=fullstory

http://www.haverfordciviccouncil.org/friendsoftrails/blog/darbycreektrailconstructiongrantawarded