Opponents Of Penn State Whitehall Road Sale Still Pushing For Land Swap

Dec 8, 2017

The Toll Brothers are planning to build a luxury student housing complex on Blue Course and Whitehall. Protesters are pushing for the development to take place at an alternate site.
Credit Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

The Nittany Valley Water Coalition is hoping Penn State agrees to sell land on West College Avenue to the developer Toll Brothers.

Kelli Hoover, with the coalition, said time is running out for that idea. The sale of the original property is scheduled to close Dec. 27.

“We’re still trying to do what we can to encourage Penn State to come to the table," Hoover said. "Toll Brothers has been quite serious about wanting to buy an alternate location and not build on Whitehall, and Penn State seems pretty noncooperative.”

Penn State said while Toll Brothers and the Coalition discussed possible alternate sites, only an unsigned letter of intent was sent by the company to Penn State regarding the new location.

The university also said the “the ball is in the developer's court regarding the closing” on the Whitehall Road property.

Hoover said the coalition is meeting with an attorney to look into options for legal action, if needed.