Morrisville Borough, once a thriving town with a thriving, well-established commercial district has fallen on hard times. Its borough council is set to meet Nov. 15 to consider a revitalization plan for the Williamson Park area.
The town has many advantages, the view, for one. It looks across the Delaware River to Trenton, the revitalizing capital of New Jersey, with its state government buildings and the gold-domed capitol. It’s almost like a miniature Hoboken with its view of New York City across the Hudson.
The town also offers easy access to transportation across the Calhoun Street Bridge – an Amtrak and local service train station, the Trenton-Mercer Airport and I-95.
Morrisville, located just south of more affluent Lower Makefield Township, has its own school district that cannot compete with the powerhouse districts surrounding it.
A group of visionary architects and land planners have created a plan to revive Morrisville, to make it a desirable place to live, with green space, restaurants on Bridge Street, access to the river and residences that should appeal to an influx of people who enjoy the amenities of a riverside town. It can improve the tax base and reinvigorate the schools.