Coalition meets with Toll Brothers

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There’s newfound hope for concerned Centre County residents in the Toll Brothers controversy.

On Wednesday Toll Brothers, Penn State, and the Nittany Valley Water Coalition met to discuss land swap options for the new development.

The initial plan is to build on a watershed over well-fields in Ferguson Township.

But the coalition suggested seven alternative sites, that are now open for consideration.
Following the meeting John Piedrahita, Marketing Director for the Toll Brothers released a written statement:

“Penn State and Toll Brothers apartment living are actively listening to the coalition’s feedback and ideas. We are committed to the evaluation of all concerns.”

David Hughes, member of Nittany Valley Water Coalition, said overall the meeting offered some relief.

“This is really wonderful for us. We feel we’ve gotten great progress today that all parties are at the table,” Hughes said. “And there’s no acrimony and everybody’s looking for a what we described as a win, win, win situation.”

Hughes said residents plan to continue camping out on the potential site, as Toll Brothers looks at the other options.

Residents have camped on the land for over 60 days.

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