Bristol Blight Undergoes Demolition

The Bucks County Redevelopment Authority is in the process of tearing down and clearing an abandoned home. The 9 Mallow Lane property in the Magnolia Hill Section of Levittown was an eye-sore to neighbors and passers-by.

Crews clear debris at 9 Mallow Lane Wednesday morning. A new home will be constructed on the property. Photo by Rick Rickman.

The house is currently unkempt causing shrubbery to grow over the house. Previously owned by United States Veterans Authority, the home fell into disrepair.

The Redevelopment Authority worked with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s office and Bristol Township to obtain the property from the USVA to tear the house down.

Sean Schafer, Chairman of the Redevelopment Authority, praised the effectiveness of the project.

“This is yet another successful example of how the Redevelopment Authority can partner with local governments to make our communities safer, more appealing, and create rate-paying properties for municipalities,” Schafer said.

This is the seventeenth property the BCRDA has removed in Bristol Township. After the property is demolished, the Redevelopment Authority will work to redevelop the property in congruity with Bristol Township.

The property located at 9 Mallow Lane designated for demolition. Image via BCRDA.

Bristol Township Manager William McCauley applauded the move. The new home will contribute taxes to the municipality.

“This demolition of another neighborhood eyesore is the result of hard work and the successful partnership between Bristol Township and the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority, which began under Bob White and continues to flourish with Jeff Darwak at the helm. Thanks also to the RDA’s progressive Board,” McCauley said.