A building that once housed an area bar is in the process of being condemned.
The East Whiteland Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to begin looking into the process of condemning the former Malvern Meeting House on Lancaster Avenue at is October meeting.
“It has to get to a pretty bad level before we can condemn it,” supervisor Virginia McMichael said. “In our view, it is a nuisance [and] a problem.”
Since the motion is only for the township solicitor to look into the process for condemning the property, there is no timeline in place and no indication as to what the final outcome of condemnation would be at this time.
The board made the motion after residents brought up the building during public comment, citing deteriorating conditions and reports of homeless staying in the empty building as cause for action.
“Tonight was the first I heard of homeless in there,” supervisor Bill Holmes said.
The Malvern Meeting House, once a famous area restaurant on Lancaster Avenue, has been abandoned for some time, and was even being used as an illegal dumping site as recently as 2012.