"REMEMBER PARKHOUSE" is a non-partisan grassroots group of concerned citizens, and though our mission is not guided by political ideology, we fully recognize that all decisions that have been made in the past and will likely be made in the future are driven by partisan politics.
The purpose of this website is to promote the responsible use of the ~180 acres of previously designated Open Space surrounding Parkhouse Providence Pointe in Upper Providence Township.,
Our goal is to influence the Upper Providence Township Supervisors and the developer, Scott Rifkin, to agree to a use of this property which acknowledges its rich history, respects the community, and minimally impacts the infrastructure of our Township.
That starts with rejecting the 1,203 unit plan currently under review by the Township
As our name suggests, this website will also seek to remember and raise awareness about the circumstances under which this former County-owned parcel of Open Space farmland came to be in the private ownership of a developer.
The story of the unprecedented sale of open space in Montgomery County by County Commissioners Josh Shapiro, Bruce Castor, and Leslie Richards begins with the prior administration’s investment of $24.5 million taxpayer money into the failed Logan Square Studio Centre development. When the developer of that project filed for bankruptcy, Montgomery County recouped a mere $8,000 and was on the hook for ~$600,000 in debt service annually and an enormous budget hole that was filled by the sale of Montgomery County’s assets; most notably, Parkhouse.
Today, we must resume our fight against a brand new set of disingenuous politicians.
Because understanding how we got to this point is an important determining factor in how we will meet the future of our community with regards to this important parcel in our Township, we urge you to get involved now. Join our Facebook and Instagram Groups “Remember Parkhouse” for the latest updates and news. Sign up for our mailing list. Explore our site and get educated.
The only thing standing between this development and the open space we currently have is the approval of the Upper Providence Board of Supervisors.