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Philadelphia-based Fox Chase drops expansion plan

Philadelphia Inquirer, January 18, 2010

Philadelphia-based Fox Chase Cancer Center announced that it was abandoning its efforts to expand into a neighboring park. The cancer center decided not to appeal a decision last month barring its plans. In December 2008, Orphans' Court Judge John W. Herron ruled that Fox Chase was not entitled to build on 19.4 acres of the 65-acre park. Fox Chase had appealed that decision. Fox Chase's plan to spend $1 billion over 20 years on the expansion was met by strong neighborhood opposition, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.