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02Sep1967_CP - Clementon Gets Approval For $3.5 Million...
Clementon Gets Approval For $3.5 Million Project Clementon yesterday was given the green light to proceed with the first phase of its proposed proposed $3.5 million urban renewal project. Rep. John E. Hunt, R-lst R-lst R-lst J)ist., announced approval by the Housing and Urban Development Development Department of a final plan for the 9.6-acre 9.6-acre 9.6-acre project. The department has reserved $686,000 for the project, which involves demolition of a block of outdated business area and its replacement by. a mall-type mall-type mall-type shopping center. Bond Issue Hearings The new shopping center .would be located in a triangular area bordered by the south side of Berlin Road, the Pennsylva--nia-Reading Pennsylva--nia-Reading Pennsylva--nia-Reading Pennsylva--nia-Reading Pennsylva--nia-Reading Pennsylva--nia-Reading Seashore Line and Mill Dam Road. Clementon Mayor Ora L. Wooster said the next step would be public hearings on a $155,000 bond issue needed for initial financing. He noted the borough .share of the cost probably probably would be reduced to about $60,000 upon receipt of state aid and "non-cash "non-cash "non-cash credits." The first phase, expected to cost about $1 million, involves property acquisition and demolition demolition of the buildings, site clearance clearance and necessary improvements, improvements, including drainage. Brhind Current Buildings He said the proposed shopping center, which would include a bank and a supermarket, would be built on the rear of the site to permit parking in the front C ourier-Pot ourier-Pot ourier-Pot will not be published Labor Day Monday September 4, 1907 bulne nlllct$ eloed no want od r tplpphoiM rvlrs on the area occupied by the present business establishments. The mayor said present business business would be permitted to continue in operation while the new buildings are being constructed constructed at the rear of the site. He said the overall plan is "preceeding right on schedule" and construction could begin in the spring, barring unforeseen unforeseen complications. The mayor said the cost of the proposed 70,000 to 80,000 square foot shopping center, ap-' ap-' ap-' proximately $2.5 million, would be borne by private developers. 'Something to Stop Them' He said approximately 150,000 cars a week now pass through the business district but rarely stop. "But with the new shopping district, we'll have something to stop them with," he said. "It should bring a lot of new money into the borough." Mayor Wooster said the approval approval of the plans means the borough can "go ahead at full speed" and "get down to brass tacks" with prospective developers. developers.

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  2. 02 Sep 1967, Sat,
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