Sprawl In Your Backyard

Balancing progress and preservation in a Pennsylvania county.
November 9, 2004, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"How is it, [Ray] Russell wondered, that Beaver County's population is at best stagnant, yet it needs more stores and more housing developments?How much spending power is there to go around, and will small businesses be the ones that eventually suffer? Why don't more people renovate the less-expensive, old, often beautiful houses in the riverfront communities?Adding chain stores, to him, doesn't solve the central problem: The county has an aging population and not enough good jobs to attract young people."

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Published on Monday, November 8, 2004 in Beaver County Times
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