Morrisville Approves Redevelopment Expansion For Stockham Building

The Stockham building at the intersection of East Bridge Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville.

Morrisville Borough Council voted Monday to authorize the expansion of the certified redevelopment area to include properties East of Pennsylvania Avenue and to include the historic Stockham building.

“That property has been an eyesore and an embarrasment for the Borough for more than a decade,” said Borough Manager Scott Mitchell. “We’re all united in our interest to see it returned to its highest, best use.”

The Stockham building, established 1911.

Mitchell’s comments on unity came after the borough Council voted 8-0 on the proposal. He and Bucks County Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Jeff Darwak joined Speak Your Piece with Pat Wandling Tuesday.

With approval from the county commissioners, the RDA will essentially take control of the project.

“At the point when the RDA is ready to start project managing this more hands-on, they’re going to solicit proposals from redevelopers for an adaptive, reuse concept to renovate that building.”

The Stockham building is currently unused and open to the elements. Built in 1911, it has fallen victim to time.

Other plans, like a potential strip club or restaurant, have not been successful.