December 9, 2005 |
Coatesville has hired a Montgomery County firm to conduct a feasibility study of a proposed 2,500-seat, indoor bicycle racetrack, officials announced yesterday. Recreation is a pillar of the city's $700 million revitalization effort and City Manager E. Jean Krack said a bike track would have appeal because there is widespread interest in cycling in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The study, which will take six months, will determine a number of factors, including how the project would be funded, where the track would be built, and who would run it. Krack said the track - known as a velodrome - would be considered along with proposals for a nine-hole golf course, a bowling alley and a hockey rink.
June 25, 1997 |
The school board has moved forward with plans to build an elementary school to relieve crowding. The board voted, 8-1, Monday night to build a school to accommodate a maximum of 650 students. The decision was based on findings from two committees and an architect's feasibility study submitted last week. Board member Francis Prendergast cast the dissenting vote before an audience of about 25 people. Enrollment at the district's three elementary schools is about 2,000 students.
March 30, 2000 |
Unisys Corp. will sponsor a public meeting tonight to discuss with residents the possibility of the West Chester area becoming a "wired city. " The meeting is part of a feasibility study the company is conducting to determine whether to make West Chester the pilot site for a community portal to the Internet. Company representatives will present their idea - billed as a way to help neighborhoods compete with e-commerce - as well as field questions from the audience and distribute a questionnaire.
May 2, 1996 |
The Marple Newtown school board has taken the first step toward refurbishing the district's six aging school buildings by hiring an engineering firm to prepare a master plan outlining needed renovations. The board, by a 7-0 vote at its meeting Tuesday, awarded a $42,405 contract to Foreman Bashford Architectural Engineers of Manheim, Pa., to conduct a feasibility study. "It's critical that we do it correctly," the district facilities director, Kevin H. Campbell, said after Tuesday's meeting.
April 18, 1995 |
The Great Valley school board last night got its first glimpse of the scope and cost of upgrading all five of the district's schools - an estimated price tag of $46.5 million. The cost includes major renovations and additions to the schools, which are aging and are crowded. Great Valley has 3,139 students. "It will probably be a bit mind-boggling," said Superintendent Rita Jones before a presentation by Daniel Jalboot, whose architectural firm, Crothers Daley Jalboot of Philadelphia, prepared a 113-page architectural feasibility study.
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.