The past couple day have featured stories on that suggest new development is coming to the Chester Riverfront thanks to Power Home Remodeling and the Philadelphia Union soccer organization. (Newspaper passages in shade and quotes)

“From now to the next five years and 10 years,” Schiller told the Daily Times, “I envision this entire place looking different, with shops and restaurants and things that can sort of accommodate everyday life, not just the games. And we’re committed to that.”

So far, all I’ve read is Power has teamed with the Union to secure naming rights on the already existing soccer practice fields and they look to make expansions inside the building they’re already occupying.

Power Home Remodeling also is putting its money where its own home is as well. They recently doubled their space in their offices in the Wharf at Rivertown down the street, including a 200-seat auditorium and 40,000-square foot center dedicated to training employees from around the country.

But then there’s a glimmer of hope that something more may be coming.

Now the Union is looking beyond its stadium and training complex, turning its sights on converting the Chester waterfront into the next regional hot spot.

Call me a skeptic, but until I see some plans for all this ‘hot spot’ stuff, I’m not falling for the chatter.

But the Power Training Complex is not talk — it is a real, living thing, proof that new money and new development is coming into Chester.

You can call it what you want, but it’s way too early for me to get excited.

You can call it the “Power” of positive thinking.

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