Catasauqua Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hanover expecting development plan for American Pkwy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Hanover Township is expected to receive a revised proposal from Good Mac Airport Associates on developing property along American Parkway, south of Airport Center Mall.

Good Mac Associates has the same principal players as the developers of Airport Center Mall. The developers considered the nearby parcel would be eagerly anticipated by potential retail tenants because of its proximity to the highly successful Airport Center Mall. That assumption has not been reliable.

Hanover Township entertained several iterations of plans to develop the key intersection. The original proposal envisioned a box store, but developers had trouble attracting a client.

A more recent proposal had a high concentration of residential units in Hanover Township.

The latest proposal presented to Allentown, which oversees a portion of the parcel, includes commercial and residential units in Hanover Township. Council was reluctant to discuss details or the impact the proposal may have until the details are presented by the developer.

In other news, Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire Department held its 40th anniversary dinner Sept. 28. Council and the township extended their congratulations and thanked each of the present and retired members for their exemplary service to the township.

The township may have negotiated a resolution to pavement problems on Troxell Street. Bethlehem Water Authority repaired main water lines and patched the macadam. Council was unhappy with the repairs and argued the results with various officials in Bethlehem. The potential resolution has the subcontractor milling the existing pavement in selected areas and laying down a new asphalt topcoat. The township plans to repave the entire street in 2019 and wants to have a secure substrate.

Public works will have its last street sweeping this week.

The council meeting scheduled for Nov. 21 is canceled. It is too close to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The township will have a zoning hearing board session regarding Sharkan Supply, 1828 Weaversville Road. The company is looking to adjust parking spaces and add offices above its showroom. The zoning hearing board meeting is scheduled for Nov. 29.