In the mid-1700s, the neighborhood west of the Codorus was tagged Bottstown. Mr. Bott wanted his town to compete with York, over there to the east. But York got the head start, annexed Bott’s town in the 1880s and, over time, drew much of the city’s investment. Now there’s a plan that features the best things about Penn Street, an important neighborhoods on the Codorus’ west bank.

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