Westtown, Toll face off again over Crebilly Farm

Neighbors for Crebilly Farm gathered on the stairs before the Commonwealth Court in Pittsburgh

No decision was issued today in an appeal hearing on Toll Brothers' application to develop Crebilly Farm, a historic 300-plus-acre tract that abuts Routes 202 and 926 in Westtown Township.

A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel sitting in Pittsburgh  heard arguments from Gregg Adelman, one of Toll’s attorneys, and Patrick McKenna, the Westtown Township solicitor. Both presentations focused primarily on whether the township has the authority to require Toll to construct a "collector road" in the proposed development, which would include more than 300 homes.

The case was listed behind more than half a dozen others in order of presentation, however, the panel opted to move the case up because so many people - about 35 opponents of the development and a couple members of the Robinson family, which owns the tract — had traveled across the state to the hearing.

The judges took the matter under advisement and did not indicate when they would issue a decision. Neither attorney was available for immediate comment after the hearing.

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About Kathleen Brady Shea

Kathleen Brady Shea, a nearly lifelong area resident, has been reporting on local news for several decades, including 19 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She believes that journalists provide a vital watchdog service in the community, and she embraces that commitment. In addition to unearthing news, she also enjoys digging up dirt in her garden, a hobby that frequently fosters Longwood Gardens envy. Along with her husband, Pete, she lives in a historic residence near the Brandywine Battlefield, a property that is also home to a sheep, a goat, and a passel of fish.



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