The Waterfront Development Co. Breaks Ground on $400 Million Mixed-Use Development

by Katie Sloan

Allentown, Pa. — The Waterfront Development Co. has broken ground on a $400 million mixed-use development along the western banks of the Lehigh River in Allentown.

Spanning 26 acres, the project will include six office buildings, including the 157,498-square-foot 615 Waterfront Drive and the 131,457-square-foot 645 Waterfront Drive; three residential complexes, totaling 425 market-rate apartments; three parking structures; a main street and half-mile River Walk. Additionally, each of the 12 new buildings will offer retail and restaurant space.

The development company comprises Jaindl Properties LLC, Dunn Twiggar Company LLC and Michael Dunn Co. LTD. Site-wide infrastructure is slated to take approximately 18 months, though building construction will be phased in and begin at any time during that timeframe. The project is expected to take approximately 8 years for full build-out.

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