City of Bethlehem, Lehigh County, PA
As the inaugural City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) project for the City of Bethlehem, this $35 million urban, mixed-use redevelopment project is located directly across from Steel Stacks on City’s Southside. The brownfield redevelopment spans three city blocks and includes a mix of three - four and five story buildings with 20,000 sf of retail, 63,000 sf of office and 110 apartments as well as conversion of a historic bank into a micro-distillery.
Nave Newell surveyed the site, developed the site plan in collaboration with the architect, and prepared plans for land development approval. Redevelopment of this Act 2 site posed challenges and required creative urban NPDES/stormwater management solutions including streetscape planters designed to serve as BMPs and collect stormwater run-off. A walking and bicycle trail runs behind the property to add to its appeal. The addition of Greenway Commons to Bethlehem helps grow the city’s business district and revitalize an area that has been vacant for two decades.