Archives for January 25, 2013

Bethlehem’s Eastern Gateway Needs Some New Mixed Use Buildings

Glad to see people think Bethlehem’s Eastern Gateway is coming along well, but the one thing it’s obviously missing is some new buildings. The city made an investment in the Skate Plaza. They need to capitalize on that investment by relaxing zoning restrictions on building the kind of structures that house activities that appeal to young people. The zoning code needs to make it cheaper and easier to build mixed-use buildings, and allow developers to capitalize on the higher land values around the park that the city has created through that investment.