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Council President Bob Berger had some exciting news to impart at a recent meeting.
“Ridley Park has been nominated as a Classic Town by the Delaware County Planning Department,” Berger told the audience in the council chamber. “It is a prestigious honor. It is not something for which we can nominate ourselves.”
The program is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Berger said the county planning commission is “blown away” by the borough’s charm and what it has to offer. He said other towns in the running include Doylestown in Bucks County and Media. The Classic Towns program noted that the borough has had success in preserving a sense of history, neighborliness and main street charm
Berger explained that the county planning department has been working with the borough to draft a comprehensive plan.
“And they saw what we have to offer,” Berger said. “We’ll see where this goes.”
The council president noted the Philadelphia Film Office has recognized the borough as a prime location for filming movies. He pointed out that parts of the recent Academy Award nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook” were shot in the borough.