Big Hopes For Allentown’s Lehigh River Waterfront

City of Allentown from east side

City of Allentown from east side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Drawing comparisons to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, planners released a proposal Wednesday that redrafts Allentown’s derelict Lehigh River waterfront as a destination with restaurants, boat docks and a slew of office space.

In soft pastels, urban design firm EDSA sketched out a re-envisioning of the west bank that would include a traffic circle in front of the Hamilton Street Bridge, the proposed American Parkway Bridge to the north and every feature of an urban planner’s dream in between: bike lanes, multi-use commercial buildings, a riverside road.

The operative word being dream, as some residents pointed out.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-allentown-waterfront-neuwiler-brewery-forum-20120404,0,6266844.story

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