Construction & Real Estate

Dec 8, 2014

BUILDING BUSINESS New interchange spurs development at massive industrial, logistics and warehouse park in Northampton County

Now that a $40 million Route 33 interchange project in Palmer Township is nearly complete, developers are eyeing the surrounding land with fresh interest.

Dec 2, 2014

PREIT sells interest in Whitehall Mall

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust in Philadelphia today announced the sale of its 50 percent interest in the Whitehall Mall.

Dec 1, 2014

Tough LEED guidelines postponed

Professionals in the building and construction industries now have breathing room before new, stricter guidelines for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designations take effect.

Nov 25, 2014

Construction finishes on $5M Lehigh County logistics center

Construction is now complete on plastic manufacturer Palram Americas' $5 million logistics center in Weisenberg Township near Kutztown.

Nov 25, 2014

Airport authority awards $12.9M contract for runway project

The Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority awarded a $12.9 million construction contract to a local firm for a project to safely stop an overrunning aircraft.

Nov 25, 2014

Valley pet-food maker has IPO, starts expansion

November has been a big month for Freshpet Inc., a pet food manufacturer with operations in a 60,000-square-foot facility in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

Nov 24, 2014

Vacant Bethlehem school could become high-end residential units

A vacant school in Bethlehem could be transformed into high-end residential units.

Nov 24, 2014

A healthy 15 percent growth in home sales

October home sales in the Greater Lehigh Valley grew by 15 percent compared to the same time last year, another indication of a continuing rebound in the residential market.

Nov 24, 2014

B. Braun halts plan for new headquarters: CEO says company will expand manufacturing in Valley but costly excise tax suspends idea to make Upper Saucon its home.

A federally imposed medical device excise tax has stopped plans for new corporate headquarters for one of the biggest manufacturers in the Greater Lehigh Valley – and is costing the company $13 million a year.

Nov 21, 2014

30-unit apartment building proposed for Bethlehem parking lots

A multistory luxury apartment building could be built over two long-dormant parking lots near Moravian College in Bethlehem.

Nov 20, 2014

Country Meadows breaks ground on $15M facility

To meet growing demands for an aging population, Country Meadows Retirement Communities plans to build its fourth Greater Lehigh Valley facility in Forks Township.

Nov 17, 2014

Lehigh Valley pending home sales jump by 18 percent in October

Pending home sales in the Lehigh Valley soared by 17.9 percent in October when compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors. That percentage increase translated to nearly 100 more homes sold this October over last October.