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Suburban Redevelopment Victorian Style

A small town increases its population by half while maintaining its turn-of-the-century Victorian charm.
October 14, 2003, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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When the Naval Air Warfare center closed in 1996, borough leaders faced the possibility of redevelopment of up to 1/3 of the entire land area of the historic village. "Hoping that buyers attracted to the town's Victorian style would also share the town's spirit, borough leaders struck a deal with developers: Ivyland would accommodate zoning changes if builders would make the houses look Victorian."

Thanks to Kurt Paulsen

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Published on Monday, October 13, 2003 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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