Spring City Dance Community
As we take each step forward in the process of trying to find our new home, a Spring City dance community is looking more and more like a reality! Since my last update everything has been moving very slowly. Mainly we have been waiting on important information from codes officials. However after our long wait for answers we are no more sure of where we stand in regards to code issues than we were a few weeks ago. Will there be a Spring City dance community? It is a good question.
Here is what we do know. We are now one step closer to a Spring City dance community being a reality. In the past few days we and the sellers have reached agreement on the price and terms of the sale. Furthermore financing has also been arranged and is no longer a hurdle! With that said, though financing has been arranged, we still have to come up with the moneys needed to close the deal. On top of this we will need the money to deal with the code issues that will arise. Now, this is where things get a bit hazy. Like I said earlier, we have not been able to get answers on what code issues we are facing here. If the building is zoned A-3 (which we can’t even get an answer on) our code issues will be few requiring $25,000 or less to close and get into this property. However if this building is not A-3 or if they will not grandfather it as such, the costs could be $50,000 or more.
In either case here is where we stand. By this weekend it is likely that our deal with the sellers will be signed and in writing. This is a great step forward! Our next step has to be applying for a parking variance hearing, submitting architectural drawings and paying for the review of those drawings. We will also need to hire a lawyer for the variance hearing. In the end we are probably looking at $5,000. just to get an answer as to whether or not the building is A-3, will be grandfathered in as A-3, if they will allow A-3 at all or what they will require of us to get it there.
As I have shown over the past 8 years, I am dedicated to our Pottstown dance community not just surviving, but thriving. This past year has been very hard me as we have faced disappointments and trials I never could have imagined. However, I am dedicated to see this through. It just so happens that $5,077. is what we have left from the moneys we raised last summer for our moving process. I will use this money to get our answers now since this is what is required. Hopefully at the end a Spring City dance community will be our reality!