Shortly thereafter, DBI was retained to evaluate the property and propose strategic solutions to the college. As DBI embarked on the project, several challenges became clear: the historic buildings, while picturesque, did not lend themselves well to modern uses, and any attempts to reposition the property would be constrained by strict zoning and a highly regulated Township. DBI conducted a comprehensive analysis of the grounds, buildings, and zoning restrictions, working closely with a team of architects and engineers. To better understand the political and community sensitivities surrounding the property, DBI met with current and former elected officials to determine what was acceptable to the different constituencies. DBI then reached out to 60 potential end users across more than 18 industries to inform strategy development.