Two Township Eyesores To Be Dealt With
The Supervisors on Wednesday reviewed proposals for an assisted living facility on Durham and Eagle Roads, where boarded up homes now sit. And a dentist wants to built his office on the site of an abandoned home in front of the swim club.
Plans to redevelop two sites in Newtown Township that are considered “eyesores” came before the Board of Supervisors Wednesday.
Wen-Hamilton is seeking to build a two-story, 120-bed assisted living complex Durham and Eagle Roads, where a string of boarded up homes currently sits.
The 87,000-square foot assisted living complex will be constructed on seven tax parcels, which altogether is about 8.6 acres.
The supervisors approved a preliminary land development plan for the project, called The Birches.
Also on Thursday, the supervisors gave the nod to construction of a dental office on Newtown-Yardley Road. The dental office, Weglos Dental Practice, will be built on the site of the abandoned house just in front of the Newtown Swim Club. The house is boarded up and plants are growing all over it.
“It looks like we’re moving forward on two of the three eyesores in Newtown Township,” said Supervisor Mike Gallagher.
The third site that is considered a local eyesore is the former Acme on Sycamore Street. A land development plan has been approved for that site, but construction has not yet started. Last month, the applicant came before the supervisors seeking to amend the plan but further action has not been taken.