WEST CHESTER (July 24) – State Sen. Andy Dinniman, state Sen. John Rafferty Jr. and state Rep. Tim Hennessey today announced that Pennsylvania has completed the transfer of 16 acres to East Vincent Township for use as a park.

The transferred land, perlengkapan bayi located next to the Commonwealth’s Southeast Veterans Center, represents the final step of Sen. Dinniman’s 2009 legislation that conveyed a total of 96 acres from the Commonwealth to East Vincent. The other 80 acres was former Pennhurst State Hospital property and was turned over to the township in 2009.

Pictured (from left to right) state Rep. Hennessey, Senator Dinniman and East Vincent Township Supervisor Chris McNeil during a ceremony marking the conveyance of the 80 acres of the former Pennhurst State Hospital property to the township in 2009.

Pictured (from left to right) state Rep. Hennessey, Senator Dinniman and East Vincent Township Supervisor Chris McNeil during a ceremony marking the conveyance of the 80 acres of the former Pennhurst State Hospital property to the township in 2009.

“It’s very satisfying to complete this transfer of nearly 100 acres to East Vincent and its residents,” Dinniman said. “This great piece of land will be a wonderful addition to the township and add to the great quality of life enjoyed by its residents.”

Rafferty said, “I am happy that the transfer of the land to East Vincent Township has come to fruition. This is a strong plus for East Vincent and their open space program.”

Hennessey said, “It’s been a long and sometimes contentious process to complete this transfer of land to the township. But our efforts were worth it. The residents of East Vincent and Spring City, and the public in general, will enjoy this land forever.”

East Vincent Township Manager Mary Flagg said this week’s transfer of the final 16 acres allows the township supervisors to go ahead and develop a plan for the entire 96 acres.

“It will be planned as a whole, and we do look forward to bringing the rest of the community together with the veterans,” Flagg said.

The 16 acres was formerly used by the Southeast Veterans Center for residential housing. The vacant cottage modular units were razed in 2012.

 

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