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DASD invites residents to community conversation about Siemens property

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We want to hear from you, Downingtown!

All DASD residents are invited to an upcoming Community Conversation to discuss the Siemens Property, also known as Lionville Station Farm.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 29
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: DASD District Office (540 Trestle Place, Downingtown)

Join us for a conversation about the property, hear about potential opportunities and share your thoughts and ideas with the DASD team. More details are included below.

RSVP required for in-person participation. An online option will also be made available. 

Background

  • Located in Uwchlan Township, the Siemens property (a.k.a. Lionville Station Farm) was purchased by DASD from Siemens Medical Solutions for $22 million in 2003 with the intent of building a third secondary campus. At that time, DASD was unable to gain the necessary zoning change in order to construct a school building.
  • In 2014, DASD entered into a sales agreement with Hankin Group. Hankin was unable to gain zoning approval for their proposed residential and retail development, and, after seven years, they terminated their agreement with the district.
  • In February 2022, DASD entered a sales agreement with Carvana, LLC. for $87,817,000. Carvana withdrew from the sales agreement in March 2022.
  • In July 2022, DASD entered into a sales agreement with Audubon Land Development for $96,000,000. In October 2023, Audubon ended the sales agreement.
  • During the last decade, DASD has seen, and is projected to see, student enrollment growth primarily in the central and southern portions of the district. Due to the areas of enrollment growth and zoning, the Siemens property is no longer an appropriate location for a school building. Therefore, it is fiscally responsible to our taxpayers that the district sell the property.
  • Funding from the sale of this property and subsequent development by the buyer will support district programming, staffing and facility needs, while helping to slow the increase in annual millage rate for our taxpayers.

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