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Nov 07, 2017

John Lushis Presents at 2017 RE3 Conference

John F. Lushis, Jr., a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Economic Development Law Group, presented at the 2017 RE3 Conference from November 1 to November 3 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  He and Brett W. Cox of TRC Environmental Corporation presented “Bethlehem Works and Commerce Center at 20 Years,” providing insights from both an owner’s and consultant’s perspective that are relevant today; how and why key decisions were made, how they were implemented, and acknowledge the key roles of all stakeholders; and demonstrating the value to the Bethlehem-Allentown region twenty years later.» Read More

Jan 15, 2015

In Good Spirits: A Bethlehem CRIZ Update at the Social Still Micro-Distillery

We are a proud sponsor of the upcoming Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Council event, ” In Good Spirits: A Bethlehem CRIZ Update at the Social Still Micro-Distillery,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10  This event, the YPC’s fourth installment in their popular Downtown Revitalization Series, showcases South Side Bethlehem’s first completed CRIZ project, The Social Still Micro-Distillery & Kitchen located at 530 East 3rd  Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.» Read More

Feb 12, 2014

City Revitalization and Improvement Zones: State Senators Propose 13 Additional CRIZ Designations and Additional Pilot Programs

The Pennsylvania Legislature recently adopted new legislation creating the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (“CRIZ”) through Act 52 of 2013. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Governor’s Office of Budget, and the Department of Revenue recently selected the City of Bethlehem and the City of Lancaster as the two 2014 recipients. After the announcement, state senators Judy Schwank (representing the City of Reading) and John Blake (representing the City of Scranton) voiced their intent to pursue a plan whereby additional cities and townships could be eligible for a CRIZ designation.» Read More