State College is a “ town and gown” community separated by College Avenue.
Penn State University is the “gown.”
In kindergarten one learns to play nice, be fair and to take care of the environment. Penn State does not always play nice on the playground.
I mention the university wanting to run the dangerous gas line up Foster Avenue.
I mention a farmer selling a farm to PSU along Circleville Road that, according to the CDT, was originally meant for family dwellings and not student apartments, and finally, I mention PSU going to Ferguson supervisors in 2004 asking for a rezoning of acres of farmland for future development for student housing. It’s very interesting but at supervisor meetings, it was stated that there are no ordinances for student housing in the township.
I believe that the Toll Brothers’ development will cause toxins from the site to contaminate our community’s water source.
I believe that Penn State is not listening to the residents’ concerns regarding sale of land off Whitehall Road to Toll Brothers.
I think PSU is turning its back on the founding premise of the university. That is, at the request of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society in 1855 a school was chartered as “Farmer’s High School” to study the application of science to farming, later renamed in 1862 to Agricultural College of Pennsylvania.
Don’t sell this property — save the Harter wells from pollution.
Deanna Nardozzo, State College