Demolition of Abandoned Homes Begins

A string of abandoned and boarded-up houses at Durham and Eagle roads is being demolished in the coming weeks to make way for an assisted living complex.

Demolition has begun on a string of abandoned and boarded-up houses at Durham and Eagle roads. The property will soon be home to an assisted living complex.

Last month, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors approved development and financial security agreements for The Birches, a 87,000-square-foot, 120-bed assisted living complex.

The facility will be located on about 8.6 acres across from the Corner Bakery Cafe.

Cleanup and demolition will likely take about three months to complete. 

Construction will begin once the cleanup and demolition is finished.

R U guessing ? January 04, 2013 at 11:53 AM
@ Kathy R, The old age home will not bring more children, Things never stay the same, Push for better roads. The traffic is not that bad considering U R only 15 miles from a major city !
R U guessing ? January 04, 2013 at 11:56 AM
@ johnMc genious, the original concept was a shopping center, wich got shot down over 10 years ago, glad to C something going on that parcel, that is not homes or shopping !
Renee January 15, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Just visited Blue Bell yesterday, there are an enormous amount of new homes just built within the last year there and it is beautiful. It's not like they are building more stores in Newtown to draw more traffic, they are providing a living space for elderly people. However lets hope that it is tasteful and does consist of more than two stories and look like we are in another industrial park. It would have been better had they rebuilt the existing number of homes and planted more trees though. I'm just glad its not a McDonald or another restaurant or boutique.
Renee January 15, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Dosen't consist I meant
Renee January 15, 2013 at 02:08 PM
I think the existence of the bypass was to eliminate traffic going through town and have people go around it. I don't think many have caught on to the concept yet. Map out a better route to get to where you are going and you should be fine.


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