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Quakertown lifts condemnation of Bush House Hotel


Condemnation of the Bush House Hotel complex has been lifted.
Quakertown Borough condemned the Bush House Hotel Complex two months ago in response to code violations compromising the health and safety of borough residents.
“The owner has remedied the most significant code violations, which prevented occupancy of the hotel,” according to a borough press release sent Wednesday.
“Remediation included fumigation of the entire complex, a task which could not be completed while the property was occupied.”
The borough is allowing reoccupation of the building.

Quakertown condemned the Bush House Hotel Nov. 10, after an inspection. During inspection, officials found “an unprecedented infestation at the property as well as other unsafe, unsanitary conditions consistent with what borough officials and first responders have seen over the last several years inside the building.”
The borough had issued warnings to the owner concerning conditions officials had observed, but there was no evidence that the owner had taken steps to rectify problems.
“All 61 residents displaced after the condemnation who requested assistance were provided rehousing and social service assistance from Bucks County administration, the Bucks County Opportunity Council, and the YWCA,” the borough said. “In addition, officials connected those vulnerable residents, including the elderly and those afflicted with mental illness and drug dependence, with the proper agencies for assistance and treatment.”
Borough officials extended thanks to those agencies for their assistance.