By Charles Malinchak, Allentown Morning Call (PA)
What was once the site of a 19th century Allentown iron foundry and quarry is set to be transformed into a 190-unit apartment complex, according to testimony before the city’s Zoning Hearing Board on Monday night.
The estimated $45 million project is on a 17-acre parcel on the city’s South Side and would consist of six, three-story apartment buildings with units ranging from one to three bedrooms, said Geoff Long, a representative of the project’s developer, Ingerman of Collingswood, New Jersey.
The developer went before the board Monday night seeking a variance to level some of the steep slopes on the property with grades that otherwise would not have been allowed to be altered under city zoning ordinances.
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