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More homes envisioned for Doylestown’s North Broad Street corridor


Developers presented conceptual plans for a housing development along Doylestown Borough’s North Broad Street that would sit across the street from a large apartment complex under construction at the site of The Intelligencer newspaper’s former office.

Jason Duckworth, owner of Arcadia Land Company, discussed the concept plan at a recent borough planning commission meeting. Rather than some 200 luxury apartments, a plan the firm considered a few years ago, this one shows eight, three-story twin townhouses with porches, two of which would face the road on the approximately one-acre of the four-acre property that is in the borough. The homes would be marketed for about $600,000, Duckworth said.

Another portion of the plan is in the rear of the site on approximately 3 acres in Doylestown Township. Ten townhouses would be built there, along with 60 “affordable” homes for seniors. Arcadia has partnered with Pennrose Brick and Mortar, a development company that focuses on senior housing, to build and manage that portion of the project, the commission was told. No prices for the age-restricted apartments were discussed.

Further discussion is expected on Arcadia’s concept over the coming months. Arcadia also developed The Martin, a 59-apartment complex on North Main Street. Those units are expected to be available soon.

The North Broad Street end of the small borough has seen dramatic changes since the 2021 redevelopment of the former site PennDOT site. A public park replaced the transportation agency’s maintenance yard and the borough repurposed the Depression-era offices and garage into its administrative offices and police headquarters.

At 333 North Broad, work is underway for a 233-apartment complex spread out in three buildings. Two of the buildings will be four stories, while the third will be seven stories. The taller structure is going up in the far corner of the site, near Center Square Towers, a neighboring apartment complex.

Besides the apartments, approximately 10,000-square-feet of retail and/or office space is included on the lower level of the project, as is a parking garage.

Doylestown’s housing boom is growing in the town’s center, too. 50 North Main, with its $6-million-plus condos, retail space and wine bar, is nearing completion.

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