In my years in Happy Valley, I’ve come to know that there’s a right way, a wrong way and the Penn State way. When it comes to real estate, the rules of law and common sense don’t necessarily apply.
How else could one explain a sweetheart, no-bid deal whereby the Penn State board of trustees agreed to sell the 156-acre Circleville Farm to a development group that included a fellow trustee? How else could one explain the evaporation of competing bidders for what became the Village at Penn State?
Rather than confer the benefits of rezoning to others, now the Penn State trustees want to share the overnight gain from a sweetheart deal to rezone farmland outside the development zone, but on top of a major aquifer.
Do you see a pattern here?