Nearly eight years after plans for it were approved by the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors, ground has finally been broken on a mixed use development that will include residential and commercial properties at Route 378 and Center Valley Parkway.
Upper Saucon Township residents packed a special board of supervisors meeting at Southern Lehigh Middle School Wednesday night to tell the board and representatives for Kay Builders that they dislike a proposal to build a large residential and retail complex along Rt. 309 in Center Valley.
A mixed use development proposed for approximately 120 acres along Rt. 309 between Center Valley Parkway and E. Hopewell Road in Upper Saucon Township is drawing concerns from local officials and residents; concerns which are expected to be shared at an upcoming board of superviors meeting on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Southern Lehigh Middle School.
The Saucon Valley School Board’s 5-2 vote Tuesday gave the South Side Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program, designed to stimulate the redevelopment of former Bethlehem Steel Corp. land, which includes 1,400 acres of brownfields, another five years.
By the fall of this year, the private, 350-member club at 700 Linden Avenue will begin an exciting new chapter, which both its membership and new owners believe will position it for success and sustainability well into the 21st century.
Lower Saucon Township Police are investigating a case of criminal mischief, in which they say someone has been ripping out flowers and stones a resident has been using to beautify the entrance to his development.
The closure of Crossroads has left many of those customers wondering what will become of the beloved local establishment, and the local rumor mill has been churning, especially in light of news last week that a Walmart Supercenter is to be built along Rt. 412 just north of the Bethlehem/Hellertown I-78 interchange.
Several Hellertown residents who live near the location where a proposed townhome cluster could be built at Silver Creek Country Club asked questions following a presentation by a local developer at borough council’s Oct. 19 meeting. David Spirk, of Lower Saucon Township, has partnered with the 67-year-old club’s board of directors on the proposal to build townhouses in three clusters spread from north to south across the 280-acre property, which is mostly located in the township. The northernmost and smallest cluster or “pod” would be built near New Jersey Avenue and Apple Street; the middle cluster would be built off Durham Street/Wassergass Road; and the southern cluster would be built off Panther Way. Spirk and his representatives–including attorney Jim Preston–told council the development will help revitalize the club by infusing its dwindling membership rolls and simultaneously bolstering its finances.