First Commonwealth opens new headquarters in Lower Macungie

First Commonwealth’s new corporate headquarter campus on Hamilton Blvd in Lower Macungie Township boasts an 81,000 sq ft headquarters facility and new flagship 5,000 sq ft two-story financial center featuring a dedicated small business center. PHOTO/SUBMITTED


The new corporate headquarters for First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union is now open on Hamilton Boulevard in Lower Macungie Township.

The corporate campus features an 81,000-square-foot headquarters facility and a new flagship 5,000-square-foot, two-story, full-service financial center, which features a dedicated business center.

The credit union said the building, dubbed the “Trexlertown Financial Center” is the largest of its 11 financial centers in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

“We’re proud to continue to invest in the Lehigh Valley and enhance our presence in the communities we serve and where our employees live, work, and play. Our new corporate headquarters allows us to offer an exceptional work environment for our growing workforce,” said Donna LoStocco, president and CEO of First Commonwealth in a release. “Our project is unique in that every aspect of our new headquarters came from input from our employees. We wanted the facility to be ‘for employees, by employees’ and that’s the approach we took through every phase of the project.”

She said the new headquarters was designed to be a high-functioning, friendly, and safe environment that offers an enjoyable and healthy “home at work” experience for its 220 employees.

The credit union consolidated two corporate operations centers in Bethlehem and Allentown into the Lower Macungie facility.

Both of those properties were sold in 2020.

The corporate campus was designed by MKSD Architects of Allentown and was constructed by Boyle Construction of Allentown.

FCFCU owns the 81,000-square-foot mixed-use building, occupying 61,000 square feet of the space.

The building also includes a 13,000-square-foot and a 7,000-square-foot commercial/retail tenant space, which both have exterior first floor entrances. FCFCU has already secured tenants for both spaces.

‘Shepherd’s Corner’ shopping center coming to Lower Macungie

Rendering of the planned retail strip at Shepherd’s Corner in Lower Macungie Township. PHOTO/COURTESY MKSD ARCHITECTS –


A new strip shopping center is coming to Lower Macungie Township in the area near Hamilton Crossings.

Tim Tay Properties, a commercial real estate development company that specializes in national tenants, purchased three properties at 5621, 5591 and 5573 Hamilton Boulevard for $1.5 million and will be constructing “Shepherd’s Corner” there.

The 2.3 acre site at the corner of Hamilton Boulevard and Krocks Court is expected to accommodate a 9,600-square-foot retail strip and a 3,000-square-foot outparcel building that will be developed for a credit union.

Colliers Allentown, which helped broker the deal and will handle leasing for the retail site, said groundbreaking will begin shortly.

Demolition on current structures, including the former American Candle Shop and a chiropractic office, should begin next month, with site work beginning in about two months.

The shopping center will be within the newly created Wescosville Commercial Zone, which encourages pedestrian-friendly development.

Requirements of the zone would include such things as having buildings sit close to the street with parking in the back.

The new design standards also lay out recommendations for how developers should build parking lots, buffers, roofing, signage and other elements.

“The Shepherd’s Corner development team really embraced our new community design standards and worked to produce a redevelopment plan that supported our goals. The end result is an attractive commercial enclave that will be a welcoming and walkable community destination.” said Lower Macungie Township Commissioners President Ronald W. Beitler in a release. “This is a prime example of positive private-public partnerships that supports community vision.”

The site will also include a new corner parklet plaza with benches and “Wescosville, Lower Macungie” community identification signage provided by the development team.