16A — May 15 - 28, 2015 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


Lehigh Valley Chapter www.crewlehighvalley.org Commercial Real Estate Women

CREW Lehigh Valley Tours Three City Center Office Building in Allentown’s NIZ

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llentown, PA — About 40 members and guests of CREWLehigh Valley enjoyed an April pre- view tour of Three City Center, the newest addition to the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, a special taxing district that encourages development and revitalization in downtown Allentown. The new 170,000 SF seven-story office building features 8,000 SF of retail space on the ground floor as well as an underground park- ing garage for 96 cars. Jim Harbaugh, vice presi- dent, director of sales for City Center, the project owner, credited partnerships for the success of the building. He noted that a major tenant, the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, was returning to center city Allentown, hav- ing relocated to the suburbs in 1994. Three City Center is located on the site of the for- mer Colonial Theater and was designed in the Beaux Arts style to echo themes present in the neighborhood. Jim Gentile, president of North Star ConstructionMan- agement, which built Three City Center and other down- town projects for City Cen- ter Lehigh Valley, discussed building features and noted A

Jim Harbaugh, vice president, director of sales for City Center

Jim Gentile, president of North Star Construction Management

A dramatic staircase connects the reception/meeting area of Norris McLaughlin &Marcus with the upper story office space.

The Dime Restaurant is directly beneath the PPL Center sign. The Renaissance Hotel is to the right.

provides business incubator office space at below market rate. A networking recep- tion at The Dime Restaurant, located in the heart of the PPL Center and part of the Renaissance Hotel concluded the day. n

the underpinning required during construction to protect the adjacent building, Lehigh County’s historic Old Court- house, which dates to 1814. The afternoon event contin- ued with a tour of Velocity, an urban co-working space which


Liberty Property Trust • Spillman Farmer Architects • Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba, LLC PennCAP Properties • ServPro of Eason, Bethlehem & Whitehall • National Penn Bank Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. PATRON Boyle Construction Management • NAI Summit Management Northstar Construction Management • Newmark Grubb Knight Frank CONTRIBUTORS Campbell Rappold & Yurasists ,LLP • Regan Levan Bloss Brown & Saychak PC Lafayette Ambassador Bank • Buckno Lisicky & Co. Environmental Consultation Services • MKSD Architects FRIENDS The Dietrick Group • The Frederick Group • First Trust Bank • JG Petrucci Co. Feinberg Real Estate Advisors • HMK Insurance • Design Point • Tubiello-Harr Associates

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