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‘Detached’ townhouses on the way Rare concept planned for Forks Township

Rendering of Grocery's Alley at Sullivan, a $21 million project that features detached townhouses with the option of a rooftop terrace. COURTESY OF NIC ZAWARSKI & SONS

With an eye on providing homebuyers with an option outside the norm, a Bethlehem builder is starting construction on a detached-townhouse community.

With an eye on providing homebuyers with an option outside the norm, a Bethlehem builder is starting construction on a detached-townhouse community.

Nic Zawarski & Sons of Bethlehem is building Grocer’s Alley at Sullivan, a community of 76 houses at the intersection of Meco Road and Sullivan Trail in Forks Township, near Easton.

The architectural term Grocer’s Alley was used for townhouses at the turn of the century where the first floor had a door with an alley for the grocer to walk to for deliveries, said John Zawarski, director of sales and marketing for Nic Zawarski & Sons.

“We took that idea and we put a modern twist on it,” Zawarski said.

These townhouses will have a small masonry wall between the units with an opening that allows for an optional gate, he said.

“I think the design is a game changer because there aren’t any other townhouses designed like this,” he said. “With an optional rooftop terrace, that’s what young people want, a home they can entertain and be entertained in.”

Site work is underway for the project, which will break ground in March, he said.

Estimated to cost $21 million to build, the project would offer residents three bedrooms with 2½ baths and an open concept design on the first floor, Zawarski said.

The homes will have a laundry area on the second floor, and the owner’s bedroom will feature a walk-in closet, with two full baths on the second floor. An optional third floor living space with a rooftop terrace is another feature.

The convenience to downtown Easton is another selling point, he said.

Brian Pedersen
Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at [email protected] or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108.

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