East Falls Residents “Blindsided” By Sale of Former Psychiatric Institute

 

The Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute at 3232 Henry Avenue has sat vacant since 2013. | Photo: Brian Hickey, for NewsWorks

The Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute at 3232 Henry Avenue has sat vacant since 2013. | Photo: Brian Hickey, for NewsWorks

  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is “navigating the political winds in Philadelphia,” said chief executive Joseph Coradino at a meeting last week in response to an analyst’s query about a public financing option for The Gallery’s eventual renovations. Until PREIT and City Council can agree on the shopping mall’s value, reports The Inquirer, specific details as to its redesign will be kept under wraps.
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  1. The neighbors feel “blindsided” because they wanted to have “control” of what gets to be built. Shopping centers and housing were options, yet nobody stepped up to make a offer to purchase other than Newcourtland. Yet the very same neighbors forget that they will become senior citizens and be in need of such services one day. Hopefully, issues will be clarified and the community will support it to repurpose the site.

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