Neighbors For Crebilly
Crebilly Farm is located in Westtown Township, Pa bordering Routes 202 and 926, South New Street and West Pleasant Grove Road.
Recently, this 330-acre parcel of farmland featuring a portion of The Brandywine Battlefield was sold to Toll Brothers, Inc.
On November 16, 2016, Toll brothers will present to the public their plans hoping to gain township approval and permits to construct nearly 400 homes on the parcel.
Neighbors For Crebilly is an advocacy group formed to voice the collective concerns of township and neighboring residents and take appropriate action to preserve this historic open space.
At this point, there are likely two outcomes. The first is where Toll completes the sale and begins moving forward with their plans once approved. The second, like all real estate deals, there's always a chance the transaction will not complete and the sellers will have to seek another option.
In both of these outcomes, Neighbors For Crebilly is positioned to work with the township and the developer to seek a lower density and preserving historical battleground acreage. We'll also keep in mind that economic impact studies and others are crucial in this process, included and heard.
If the transaction doesn't complete, Neighbors For Crebilly will work with the family to preserve the open space and seek funds from conservancies and local, state, national and private sources.
We're setting an initial goal of $25,000 to pay for outreach expenses and bolster our voices with legal counsel fluent in municipal law. If there are excess funds in the end, these will be divided up and sent to local land conservancies.
Neighbors For Crebilly is a volunteer group and there is no compensation for time spent. We are also not a charitible organization and contributions are not tax deductible. Any excess funds in teh end will be donated by us to two local conservancies. We are always looking for new volunteers and public input. Please email us.
Thank you in advance for your support and consideration for keeping as much open space for our enjoyment and the enjoyment of future generations.
This year, give the gift of OPEN SPACE ... the gift that keeps on giving. We appreciate all of the thoughtfulness and contributions to date. Saving Crebilly Farm will come but not without many costs. Help us today with the costs of continued outreach and building a defense strategy.
Pay-it-forward this season and ask five of your closest friends to contribute.
Thank you in advance.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !!
Many thanks to our contributors to date for your generosity.
To answer some questions where people posted in the comments section, let's take a quick minute to review.
Brian asks how much Crebilly Farm was sold for and the answer is no one really knows, that's private information at this point. Also, it's our belief through experience that no one single conservancy will be able to purchase Crebilly as sole purchaser if it becomes available for sale again.
Amy asks if the pending sale means this is a "done deal." It's never a done deal until the the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors issues an approval on the buyer's Conditional Use application. And, even if that's approved, their decision could be legally challenged by a third party.
Maia asked if our group is legit and the answer is "yes." Neighbors For Crebilly is organized as a Pennsylvania LLC under that name. Our goal is to redirect the pending development of Crebilly Farm as presented in the buyers Conditional Use application.
Could someone answer Brian's important question? Seeing an answer will also help us know whether this is still active and legit. Thank you!
How much did Toll brothers purchase the property for? thats the amount a conservancy will need to raise to stop the sale.