Controversial Student Housing Complex In State College's Ferguson Township Approved

Nov 17, 2015

Last night at the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board voted to approve the proposed student housing complex to be built by the Toll Brothers.

The development will be named “The Cottages at State College” and located on White Hall Road and Blue Course Drive. This plan has been controversial because of worries it could threaten the town’s water supply.

The meeting was at capacity and many concerned residents voiced their opinions against the complex.   

Ferguson Township residents hold signs protesting "The Cottages at State College."
Credit Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

Laura Dinnini is a Ferguson Township Council member-elect and successfully ran for a seat on the board with a platform of stopping this project. “I do know the organization or the individuals, group that hopes if this does get implemented that it’s a safe plan. I would think that they would utilize any legal method to try to stop the plan,” she said.

But as of right now, the Toll Brothers have the go-ahead for “The Cottages at State College.”