Construction & Real Estate

Dec 1, 2016

BB&T donates three office buildings to Boyertown worth $750,000

BB&T has donated three of its former administrative buildings, worth more than $750,000, to Boyertown.

Dec 1, 2016

$165M resort expansion project includes plans to hire 600

By March, visitors to the Pocono Mountains newest tourist attraction will find hundreds more hotel rooms, thousands of square feet in new entertainment space and an expanded indoor waterpark.

Oct 31, 2016

LET THE SUN SHINE IN Maximizing natural light boosts morale, productivity

Businesses are seeing the light – natural light, that is.

Oct 31, 2016

Back to a seller’s market, which drives up home prices

The Greater Lehigh Valley saw 305 fewer properties listed in September, a 12.6 percent drop compared to a year ago.

Oct 27, 2016

State loan spurs site prep for massive business park, 1,000 jobs

A $5.9 million loan for the development of a mixed-use business park in Monroe County is expected to expedite site preparation for the more than $100 million project.

Oct 25, 2016

Construction picks up for CRIZ projects

New projects may be stalled in Bethlehem's special tax zone district, but construction is finally picking up with earlier proposals thanks to recent changes made to state legislation.

Oct 25, 2016

J.G. Petrucci Co. buys building for $2.7M in LVIP IV

J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc., a developer with offices in Bethlehem and Asbury, N.J., bought a building for $2.675 million from Hygrade Components in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

Oct 24, 2016

Reading hotel to close, convert to apartments

The historic Abraham Lincoln hotel in downtown Reading will close Nov. 1 and be converted into apartments.

Sep 19, 2016

Confidence, optimism and potential as home construction industry sees uptick

Builder John J. Holahan of Pocono Lake has 16 projects in the pipeline – double the number of last year.
Planned are nine full-time homes for the 55-plus sector and seven second homes, three of which will become primary homes when the owners retire.

Sep 19, 2016

Industrial parks worth $190M targeted for Berks

Two projects worth a combined $190 million near Hamburg could transform the landscape of a bucolic path of farmland in Berks County, giving way to what would be a massive warehouse and distribution network.

Sep 19, 2016

Colleges keep building to improve facilities and technology and to stay current

Moravian College in Bethlehem this year started construction on a $23 million academic building on its Main Street campus.

Sep 12, 2016

Lehigh Valley sees shift from home ownership to renting

Apartments, assisted living facilities and condominiums are on the rise in the Lehigh Valley, marking a dramatic shift from the single-family houses, twin homes and town houses that dominated residential development in the region before the financial crisis of 2007-2008, according to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s annual development and outlook report.