Despite concerns about the “death of retail,” the number of retail stores has increased by 180% over the last 40 years while our country’s population has only increased by 40%. Well-located, amenity-rich retail centers are doing better than ever.
In designing a new station for the Broomall Fire Co., Paul Andrew Sgroi decided to borrow from its past. The fire company had its first station constructed in 1924. It was a stone building with a cupola and it housed a motorized American LaFrance-made pumper that cost $5,700 in 1925.
UGI Utilities said Wednesday it has started construction of a new $35 million corporate headquarters in East Cocalico Township. The new facility of 93,000 square feet, to replace its Reading facility, will bring 350 jobs to the township when it opens in late 2018.
The developer of a $325 million retail, office and residential project along the Lehigh River in Allentown said construction will begin in the next couple of months on the first two buildings: a six-story office that’s expected to house a tech company, and an apartment building with 122 units.