What’s Been Said

The Actual Facts

There will be X new Y per day. 

Trips and vehicles are not the same thing.  There will be X new Y per day.  See our traffic FAQ here.

The proposal is the size of King of Prussia mall.

The King of Prussia mall is 3 million square feet.  This proposal is 378K square feet.

Property values will go down.

Property values near 166 acres of open space and desirable amenities such as high-quality shopping, dining and retail will go up.  This report from eConsult confirms this.

Delaware County officials have not been involved in the process or TIF discussions.

Delaware County public officials voted to apply for a $2 million grant to support the project.  https://bit.ly/2INlm2a

The site requires above ground stormwater.

The site will include state-of-the art underground stormwater.

There are over 40 retail uses on site.

There are 28 retail uses.

There are numerous ways to permanently preserve this as green space. 

The only plan that preserves 166 acres of green space (95 percent of the undeveloped land) is the plan for the Town Center at Marple Preserve – with $0 in tax increases. 

Comments about Wegmans selling kosher food were made at a meeting at a local synagogue. 

No such comment was made, as stated by an attendee and confirmed in this letter.

The number of developed acres has changed significantly. 

Save Marple Green Space endorsed our plan in December.  This article confirms that.  The current plan includes 9 additional acres.   

The development will have negative environmental impacts.

There is currently a dump site on property.  There is pollution and litter from trespassers who have abused the land.  This development will clean up the site and make 166 acres safe and accessible for all.