A blighted residential property in Croydon is now a house waiting for its new homeowners thanks to a partnership between the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority and Bristol township.
Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Jeff Darwak announced the completion of the rehabilitation project at 1202 Karen Ave. in Bristol Township Thursday. The home sold quickly this week after being put on the market.
After years of neglect, the property deteriorated and lacked even the most basic utilities. RDA successfully obtained the property title in order to perform the rehab project.
RDA Chairman Sean Schafer was proud of the home’s transformation. He believes the partnership is making a “significant difference” throughout Bristol.
“It is rewarding to see another completed project that has turned a blighted property into a renovated property,” Schafer explained. “These revitalization efforts are strengthening neighborhoods and we commend Bristol Township for proactively attacking blight.”
The partnership has renovated 17 properties since the establishment in 2016. Other blighted homes are currently in the works.
“This is another success story for Bristol Township,” said Township Manager Bill McCauley.
The township has blighted 61 properties since 2016 and plans to continue its partnership with the RDA. Funds for the Redevelopment Authority come from the annual gross revenue of Parx Casino and Racing.
WBCB’s Brian Mermelstein contributed to this post.