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Demolition of Abandoned Houses on Durham Rd Imminent

The cluster of boarded-up houses, across from the Corner Bakery Cafe, will be demolished to make way for an assisted living complex.

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

The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors on Wednesday 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.

There is some minor site cleanup, like small amounts of asbestos and a few oil tanks that will need to be removed, said a project representative. Cleanup and demolition will begin immediately and will likely take about three months to complete.

Construction will begin once the cleanup and demolition is finished.

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The Illuminati December 07, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Mari...don't hold your breath on extra police. This board tried laying cops off just two years ago. They haven't added any officers to the ranks in over a decade, even though the population continues to grow.
Coco's Mom December 07, 2012 at 01:29 PM
The Wawa would have been the best thing ever. Period!
Newtown Resident December 07, 2012 at 01:45 PM
The taxes paid will far exceed the benefits used, plus the additional burden that a townhouse, or housing development would have put on school system.
NS December 07, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Let them have Upper Makefield's police, there are too many here and they don't do anything.
Ricki Korn May 11, 2013 at 08:27 PM
I am in my mid 50"s ..We really need more affordable housing for everyone!!Not assisted living!!!

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