linden hall march 2016

Dear Developer(s) and East Whiteland Township,

Not to put too fine a point on it but there is ZERO preservation or restoration of the actual Linden Hall going on. All that is going on is construction of three (?) story stick frame slap dash but will be pricey townhouses.
 If the developer is going to bail on promised restoration of Linden Hall and it was a condition of approval are there consequences for a continuing deterioration of this historic structure? Is the East Whiteland Historical Commission doing anything? Is anyone doing anything?

When development plans get approved don’t developers have to put up some kind of money that’s held in escrow by townships? How much if so  is the amount for this project? And if the developer welches on the restoration of the actual Linden Hall, will those funds  be withheld? Would it be enough to restore Linden Hall at all?

Inquiring minds would love to know.

#thisplacematters   
 

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4 thoughts on “linden hall march 2016

  1. IF ANYONE CARED ABOUT THIS STATELY OLD HOME THE FIRST INTEREST WOULD BE TO SECURE THE ROOF. ONCE THAT IS FIXED THE INSIDE CAN BE SAVED FROM FURTHER DAMAGE FROM THE ELEMENTS

      • The problem is that Linden Hall and plot is owned by Binswanger real estate. I have no idea why Pulte did not buy it with the land for the townhouse development. They are asking $750K for the plot sans building, or $2.5M for the building plus approved improvements. The townhouses are two story, but the garage/”basement” is at grade, so these look like three story. I’ll be curious to see how these sell with that eyesore in front of them.

      • That eyesore is a very historic building and Binswanger is just the agent on that part of the property they do not own it.

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