Radnor Rejects $200 Million Villanova Expansion

NIMBYism strikes in Radnor (and so do feral cats, apparently). The Township Planning Commission has rejected Villanova’s bid for a $200 million expansion that would yield new dorms, a parking garage, and a performing arts center. The move was designed in part to lure student living in apartments and houses back to campus, an outcome you’d think noise-averse Radnorians would support. Still, the Commission voted 8-1, echoing fears from residents that the plan”would transform a quiet neighborhood into a noisy extension of the 10,600-student Wildcat campus.” Next up, a final vote by the Township Board of Commissioners. [Inquirer]