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Plans for the Five City Center building in Allentown move ahead

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Plans for the proposed office building, in the downtown Allentown hockey arena zone, are moving forward as conditional approval was granted to developer, J.B. Reilly. The initial plans were announced by the City Center Investment Corp. in March and this was the next step in the process,

The plan presented to the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority calls for a $100 million, seven story, 250,000 square foot office building, that could house 1,000 workers, featuring underground parking and a parking deck with 1,078 spaces.

According to Reilly, the developer who is leading over $400 million in project in downtown Allentown, with all being associated with the hockey arena, the plans for the building could change to met the future tenant's needs.

In addition, while no tenant has been found, the construction could begin as early as mid 2015 on Five City Center, which would be located on Seventh and Walnut streets



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