November 22, 1990 |
Downingtown has purchased a retail building and 1 acre next to its Borough Hall as the first step toward the construction of a borough complex that may include a new library. The borough purchased a one-story brick building at 24 W. Lancaster Ave. for $350,000 from Shaeron Inc. and is continuing to lease it to VIP Auto Parts. Borough offices now are housed in a 64-year-old building at 4 W. Lancaster Ave. that once served as both a borough hall and a post office. The purchase is a logical step for the borough, which already owned 7 acres along the Brandywine Creek, according to Ann Roehrs, executive secretary of the borough.
December 24, 1993 |
Eagles owner Norman Braman might be looking beyond South Philadelphia in his search for a suitable site for his grass-only football stadium. George T. Heery, the architect Braman hired to conduct a $100,000 feasibility study for a new football-only stadium, said he toured "several" sites yesterday, and termed each "suitable as far as we're concerned. " Previously, Braman was believed to be interested only in the JFK site where Spectrum II was planned, or a 46-acre parcel east of Veterans Stadium on Pattison Avenue.
March 29, 1992 |
Upper Southampton holds the trump card in a plan that would merge its police department with those of its two 'hampton neighbors. The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposed feasibility study by the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a police department that would cover Northampton, Upper Southampton and Lower Southampton Townships. Northampton approved the study March 12. The day before, the Lower Southampton supervisors rejected the study despite pleas from Supervisor Dennis O'Brien, who came up with the plan.
January 16, 1992 |
The Tredyffrin/Easttown school board is considering renovating and refurbishing the district's five elementary schools - a move that could cost $12.64 million. Emil R. Capetola, business manager for the district, said the elementary schools were all at least 24 years old, with the original section of Devon Elementary being the oldest at 34 years. The schools are also filled to capacity. And according to the district, enrollment is projected to continue to increase for five years.
March 19, 1989 |
Coatesville Area School Board members unveiled a detailed timetable Thursday for school construction and renovation to meet the needs of the more than 9,000 students who are expected to be enrolled in the district by the year 2000. The timetable for a five-year construction program was approved by the board Thursday. The plan, which will cost between $25 million and $30 million, was approved eariler this year by the state Department of Education. The state must now approve the timetable, too. The district is already experiencing overcrowding with its present enrollment of 7,147 students.
July 5, 1987 |
The issue was whether it would be cheaper for Horsham Township to have the municipality assume the responsibilities of the independently administered Horsham Sewer Authority and Horsham Water Authority. In a heated meeting that left many questions unanswered for the audience of 200 who attended Thursday night's session at the Keith Valley Middle School, the council voted unanimously to have the township solicitor and township manager do a feasibility study on whether the township should take over the responsibilities of the two authorities.
January 19, 1990 |
Montgomery County is considering buying the bankrupt Valley Forge Convention and Exhibit Center from J. Leon Altemose, according to Paul Bartle, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners. Bartle said the board voted yesterday to commission a feasibility study to see if the county could make the complex profitable. The study will cost between $50,000 and $60,000, he said. Valley Forge Plaza Associates, the limited partnership that owns the convention center and the Sheraton-Valley Forge Hotel, the Radisson-Valley Forge Hotel and an adjacent office building, in March sought protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
March 7, 1991 |
A citizens group eager for a community Y facility to be built in Middletown Township has banded together to try to get the program moving. The group, known as the Friends of Delaware County/Middletown Y, plans to review all available options for establishing a full-service Y facility, according to W. Bruce Clark, township manager for Middletown and a member of the group. One option is to work with the Philadelphia YMCA, which last summer announced its interest in moving ahead with a Y facility.
June 17, 1999 |
The courtship is over. At its Tuesday night meeting, the Cherry Hill school board formally backed out of talks with the Merchantville school board on a plan to merge the two districts. In a unanimous vote, the board dissolved the committee formed in December to explore the move. Board member Cindy Trubin said the March passage of the $52.6 million bond issue to pay for district-wide school improvements in Cherry Hill, including 51 new elementary classrooms, rendered the merger unnecessary.
August 17, 1990 |
Not fly ash, but flights, may rise up one day from the site of an old city incinerator on Delaware Avenue near Spring Garden Street. An ongoing feasibility study has targeted the idle incinerator's riverfront site and the adjacent Parking Authority car impoundment lot as the two most likely spots for a new heliport that might bring shuttle flights to Center City. "The two sites are adjacent, so the environmental study that is being done . . . concerns both sites," said Av Kantor, project manager at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.