Pitt–Titusville decides not to use two housing facilities in new hub plan

Map of Titusville campus

Pitt–Titusville has transferred two campus properties — Murdock Townhouses and Joe M. Ball Residence Hall — to the city of Titusville in accordance with a 1965 agreement. 

The University determined the two facilities will no longer be used as student housing when the campus transitions to an education and training hub in August 2020

When the city conveyed the properties to the University in 1965, the deed included a clause that required the land be returned to the city if it was no longer serving a university purpose. City administrators have chosen to retain the buildings, appraised at $680,000, rather than demolishing them.

“This transfer of properties creates an opportunity for future use and tax income for the city of Titusville, Titusville Area School District and Crawford County,” City Manager Larry Manross said in a news release. The city plans to sell the properties once they are subdivided.

The new education and training campus hub at Titusville will be home to two Pitt programs ― nursing and physical therapist assistant ― as well as partner-operated education and job training programs.