Spotty Development In Francisville

 

Photo: Sandy Smith, for Philly Living

Photo: Sandy Smith, for Philly Living

  • The Philadelphia Business Journal talks with Temple University president Neil Theobald, who explains the initial plans for 554,000-square-foot William Penn High School, which the university purchased last week for $15 million. The shuttered building itself will be rehabbed and used for labor teacher training while the extra nine acres of the parcel will host some of the sports teams that made the cut. “This is the perfect partnership in terms of what we have the ability to do, what the needs of the community are and what we can do to provide better space for athletes,” Theobald said. “We’re really thrilled to be able to do this.”
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