Schuylkill Center entertaining proposals for land sale


The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education reported on its blog that two local civic associations, the Upper Roxborough Civic Association and the Residents of the Shawmont Valley, met last week to discuss news of a possible sale of the Boy Scout Tract, a section of the Schuylkill Center’s property.

An aerial photo of the Boy Scout Tract courtesy of the Schuylkill Center.

The Boy Scout Tract is a 24-acre parcel of land that the Schuylkill Center does not currently use for programming. According to the blog post, the Schuylkill Center worked with Natural Lands in 2014-15 to get state funding to sell an easement to limit future development on the tract but was not successful.

In 2021 a prospective buyer approached the Schuylkill Center with an offer to buy the tract to build two houses and one outbuilding on the property and preserve the rest. The Schuylkill Center’s board decided to solicit more bids via a request for proposal (RFP).

The Schuylkill Center’s blog post says that the organization will present at a second joint meeting of the civic associations and then release the RFP.

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