Developers and stewards of change in the Lehigh Valley, Jaindl Enterprises have named DAVID RUBIN Land Collective as lead designer of the Riverwalk in Allentown, PA. The half-mile riverfront park will become the central gathering place within The Waterfront, a 26-acre development along the Lehigh River set to begin construction this summer. The design for the Riverwalk will help create a lively, mixed-use environment for The Waterfront, with outdoor public amenities for residents and visitors to the development’s new office, retail, and residential spaces, which will include affordable housing. The pathway along the Lehigh River completes a missing link along the 165-mile long Delaware & Lehigh Trail that stretches from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol in Bucks County.
Once the site of Lehigh Structural Steel, the brownfield site will be remediated, with the riparian ecology restored. The lush riverfront park will feature a series of programmed and contemplative spaces, including an amphitheatre for public events and gathering, a dining terrace, and an overlook of the Lehigh River featuring salvaged remnant structures from the site. A future phase will link the Riverfront across the Lehigh River, restoring a swing bridge and extending the trail connection eastward.
Check out the Allentown Morning Call’s recent report for more about what’s in store for The Waterfront.