With each year that passes The Waterfront development takes additional steps toward making Allentown’s Riverside District a reality. Since the developments conception in 2012 plans have developed and evolved, and what was once was just an idea is now setting the standard as a Lehigh Valley destination.
Despite light rain, yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony was a resounding success. Upwards of 100 attendees packed under our tent at The Waterfront site to help commemorate the momentous occasion.
The Waterfront, the 26-acre mixed use development along the western banks of the Lehigh River, will be a driving factor and catalyst for the development of Allentown’s up-and-coming Riverside District. Read more about the plans to come and read some of the most recent coverage on the history behind the Lehigh Valley’s most beautiful asset.
There are countless hurdles to conquer in bringing to life a development project such as The Waterfront. This past Wednesday, we accomplished a major one: ANIZDA, the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority, unanimously voted in approval of Phase I of The Waterfront.
The Lehigh Valley was in the news again this week and for good reason. Site Selection Magazine, one of the highest regarded economic development and corporate real estate magazines, named the LV as a top-performing metropolitan region in economic development in the Northeast for their 2014 Governor’s Cup Awards.
Last month, we were pleased to announce the expansion of our site through acquiring 3.5 miles of railroad right along the Lehigh River. One of the perks to this acquisition is uniting the Delaware and Lehigh Trail, a scenic 165 mile path that begins in Mountaintop, PA and ends in southeastern Bristol, PA.