Toll Brothers

workers installing land fencing
Anne Danahy / WPSU

Drivers on Whitehall Road in the State College area may encounter lane closures once work begins on the Toll Brothers project. The company is slated to build a student housing development on land it bought from Penn State.

According to a Toll Brothers spokesman, the company is on schedule with the project and plans to begin site work "in the coming weeks." 

Part of the Toll Brothers project is installing a sewer line.

park plan drawing
CRPR

“This is the master site plan that was updated in 2014,” explained Pam Salokangas, director of Centre Region Parks and Recreation.

She was looking at a sketch of the future park Whitehall Road Regional Park in the State College area. 

“Those two things right there — the pavilion and the playground — are their centerpiece," she said. "The fields are around that. And, of course the park includes about a 15,000-linear foot walking trail.”

Protect Our Water sign
Anne Danahy / WPSU

This story was updated at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21, 2017.  

The possibility that a student housing development slated for Whitehall Road could get moved to West College Avenue is off the table.

Penn State says the West College land is “strategically important to the long-range health and growth of the university.”

In a statement, the university said:

Undeveloped land
Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

The group that has been protesting Penn State’s sale of land along Whitehall Road to a developer said that it will file a lawsuit if that transaction takes place.

The Nittany Valley Water Coalition, which is being incorporated as the nonprofit Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition, said Tuesday that the suit will ask the court to find that Penn State is a “Commonwealth trustee.” As a state agency, the coalition says, Penn State would be required to protect public natural resources under the state’s Environmental Rights Amendment.

protest
Anne Danahy / Penn State

Penn State and the developer slated to build student housing on Whitehall Road may have come closer to agreeing to a new site for the project. 

Protestors of a proposed student housing project say they’re pleased Toll Brothers and Penn State met Tuesday to discuss the possible site at West College Avenue and Blue Course Drive. They’re hoping Penn State is on board with the idea.

Penn State employees remove canopies belonging to members of the Nittany Valley Watershed Coalition from the site the university has sold to Toll Brothers for a student housing development.
Nittany Valley Watershed Coalition

Penn State has followed through on its warning to protestors of a proposed housing development on Whitehall Road in State College. The university evicted the group Wednesday morning.

Colleen Unroe as she declines the position on the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors.
Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

At the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisor’s meeting last night, three new supervisors-elect were scheduled to be sworn in. As outspoken candidates opposed to a new student housing development, they defeated all of the incumbents up for reelection in November.