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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.

Demolition of Abandoned Houses on Durham Rd Imminent

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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