Kay Builders Retail Plan

Builder Proposes 888 Dwelling Units, Retail for 120 Acres on Rt. 309

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.

School Board Approves 5-Year Tax Abatement Program Extension

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.

Crossroads is Closed: What Should Replace It? (Poll)

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.

Borough Residents Ask Questions About Townhome Development Proposal

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.