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Boscola Announces Funding for Redevelopment of former Mill Site in Easton
On May 31, 2018 ·
Bethlehem, May 31, 2018 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to TCH Development & Realty Co, LLC, for the Mill at Easton Phase II project in Easton.
“These funds will be used assist in the redevelopment of a more than 100-year-old blighted property on Southside Easton into a mixed used development,” Boscola said. “The two phases of this project bring much needed workforce housing to Easton as part of the first phase and a mix of commercial uses, including the potential for medical facilities and a grocery store, to Southside Easton.”
TCH is partnering with PIRHL Developers on this two-phased project to redevelop the former Stewart Black Mill and then Black Diamond site at Lincoln and Coal Streets in Easton into a mixed used development that will in its first phase meet a demand for workforce housing in Easton and its second phase, with a total phase cost of $9.7 million, will feature a mix of commercial uses, including retail, medical offices/clinic, a restaurant and a grocery store. Phase II will create 90 jobs and bring the services and amenities needed in this urban neighborhood to make it a more vibrant place to live.
“Redeveloping sites such as this in our urban cores is difficult but critically important to ensuring the success of our aging small cities. Funding sources like RACP help make these risky projects a reality.” Boscola continued.
The RACP is used for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Qualifying projects have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, help create or maintain jobs, and generate economic activity.
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