Wolf Rep Tours Norristown, Discusses How Restore Pennsylvania Could Address Infrastructure

May 29, 2019 | Member News

Norristown, PA — Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Michael Walsh joined state, and Norristown and Montgomery County officials in a tour of the borough. They discussed how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help address green infrastructure needs in the borough.

“The areas we viewed and the proposals we heard are essential to this county seat’s growth as a transportation and recreation leader,” Walsh said. “Meeting green infrastructure needs in Norristown is crucial to the borough’s success, and Restore Pennsylvania is critical in addressing those needs.”

Keying in on the area of DeKalb and East Lafayette Streets, the group discussed investments that could serve as a driver of economic development, tourism, and public health.

“Montgomery County, Norristown, and the state have invested in revitalizing Norristown by connecting two major regional trails and extending Lafayette Street through the heart of town along the Schuylkill River,” said Montgomery County Planning Commission Executive Director Jody Holton. “These projects can generate economic benefits in our classic towns, with additional funding we could continue to invest in these vital community assets.”

Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.

Learn more about the Restore Pennsylvania plan.