WILLOW GROVE, PA—The Horsham Land RedevelopmentAuthority has pared down the list of prospectivedevelopment teams interested in overseeing the redevelopment of theformer Willow Grove naval air base here to five.


The five developers/teams that are looking to be named masterdeveloper for the project now must submit details plans for whatthey envision for the 862-acre former air base. The five finalistsinclude: Catellus Development Corp. of Oakland,CA; Hankin Group of Exton, PA, a team ofK. Hovnanian of Red Bank, NJ,Basser-Kaufman of Woodmere, NY, OxfordProperties Group, of Toronto, Canada, andKorman Communities of Plymouth Meeting, PA;Lennar Corp. of Miami, FL and TollBrothers Inc. of Horsham, Pa.


A total of 11 companies or development teams responded to therequest for qualifications issued by the authority earlier thisspring, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.


The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority said in a statement theteams were evaluated on a range of criteria that included“organizational structure and key personnel assigned to theproject, experience on similar projects and past performance of thefirms on each team.”


The authority expects to select the master developer for theproperty by the end of this summer. See story in thePhiladelphia Business Journal.

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