Recently the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation applied for a grant prepared by the Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initiative to be used on-site at The Waterfront mixed-use development in order to promote healthy smart urban growth while preserving the river’s ecological quality.
On Wednesday, November 13th the Allentown Planning Commission granted final plan approval for Phase I of the $300 million project along the western banks of the Lehigh River.
One The Waterfront principals, Zachary Jaindl, recently conducted an interview with Stephen Althouse of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.
Today, July 9th, 2013, The Waterfront Redevelopment Partners (comprised of Jaindl Properties) received tentative plan approval from the Allentown Planning Commission for their 26-acre redevelopment, The Waterfront.
A recent study conducted by John MacDonald, the chair of the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, shows that mixed-use developments are actually safer than their single-use counterparts.
The commission gave unanimous approval to a conceptual master plan for The Waterfront, a $275-million-dollar mixed use neighborhood along the Lehigh River. The Waterfront is planned on nearly 27 acres stretching more than a half mile along the river– the former Lehigh Structural Steel property beneath the west end of the Tilghman Street Bridge.