Pennsylvania's Embreeville State School and Hospital Property, Chester County Now Up for Public Bid

Jul 31, 2012, 16:02 ET from Pennsylvania Department of General Services

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips today announced the Embreeville State School and Hospital Property, located in West Bradford Township, Chester County is now up for public bid.

"As part of our continuing efforts to remove unused Commonwealth property from our inventory –and the maintenance costs associated with them ­– we are taking an aggressive approach selling this property," Phillips said.

The Embreeville property is located at 1818 Strasburg Road, and contains about 225 acres of land and numerous buildings. Situated about 35 miles West of Philadelphia, nearly 175-acres of the property is vacant land and could present some very attractive development opportunities.  The property is close to pristine residential developments, good schools, West Chester University and numerous dining and shopping venues.

Since the beginning of the Corbett Administration, the Department has sold 26 surplus properties and collected more than $27 million from the sale of those properties. The Commonwealth's 2012 Real Property Disposition Plan, which would allow the sale of five vacant Commonwealth properties, has received the Governor's signature and awaits action by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

The Invitation to Bid for the Embreeville State School and Hospital Property can be found online at by selecting "Solicitations" and typing "94457" for the solicitation number, or by calling the Bureau of Real Estate at 717-772-8842.

Bids are due to the Department of General Services no later than December 19, 2012.

Media contact: Troy Thompson, 717-787-3197

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services