Allentown Metal Works is an abandoned brownfield site located at 606 S. 10th Street. The site has an industrial history dating back to the late 1890s. The plan for the future of the property depends on removing all of the hazardous materials from the site so that redevelopment can occur.
Cleanup plans for the site were completed in 2013 and 2014. Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA) received EPA Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) from the City to begin the cleanup in 2014. The cleanup resulted in the successful removal of the most dangerous hazardous materials on the grounds of the site.
Now the plan is to remove asbestos and lead based paint from inside the buildings. In late 2015 the City received a supplement to its EPA RLF which it will loan to ACIDA to complete the work. The Cleanup Plan and Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives are available for the public to review and comment.
All comments and questions should be directed to David Kimmerly, Senior Planner, City of Allentown, David.Kimmerly@AllentownPA.gov (610) 437-7613. Comments will be accepted until May 1, 2017.
Meeting dates and times for HARB, the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and all other Public Meetings, can be found online.
Also available are Meeting Details, Agendas, and Minutes from previous meetings.
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