The developer already behind $500 million of development in downtown Allentown has something new up his sleeve.
J.B. Reilly announced plans Wednesday to renovate a blighted vacant building at Eighth and Linden streets, turning the ground level floor into 4,000-square-feet of retail space.
The upper floors of the three-story building will become either apartments or office space, and a rooftop restaurant could be established there as well, Reilly said.
“We think this is a really important project because it’s sort of the gateway into the residential neighborhood,” said Reilly, president of
City Center Lehigh Valley. “We think it’ll have a pretty big impact on the neighborhood outside the NIZ.”