Kudos to Allentown for embracing “Green Technology” that will save their taxpayers money! PPL Electric Utilities is partnering with the city to install new LED street lights in an 7-block section of Hamilton Street for a trial run. These lights are expected to significantly decrease the yearly cost of operating each light. Allentown has 8,000 street lights.
A large brownfield site in Luzerne County, the former site of Poseidon Pools’ factory, will be cleaned up and put on the market next year. The 40-acre sight, in Wright Township, Luzerne County, is owned by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation. Poseidon pools filed for bankruptcy in 1998!
Soil remediation has already taken place using money from the state’s Industrial Sites Recovery Program. A $1 million dollar grant has been procured from the Infrastructure Development Program to pay for demolition and clean up.
The property will be sold in one piece, not divided into parcels.