Lehigh Hills, a walkable community of about 300 acres, continues to take shape in the Fogelsville section of Upper Macungie Township, with retail developments underway.
King’s Management and Development Co. of Windsor Township, Berks County, is the owner, manager and developer of the commercial properties and recently completed its second strip center at the site.
The center includes a Verizon store and space for two or three other tenants. Its first building is fully leased and was completed in 2015. Tenants include Summer Breeze Salon and Spa, Sweet Gallery, Two Kings Pizza, China Moon, Supercuts, Dunkin Donuts and Vapor Brothers.
King’s is now turning its attention across Route 100 on Glenlivet Drive, where the company will build a 30,000-square-foot medical office building, according to Jay King, the company’s president and CEO.
The developers do not have a signed leased for a tenant yet, but the site will include a retail pad for an upscale restaurant, behind the medical office building site. Construction, estimated to cost $5 million, is expected to begin in March.
Langan Engineering, which has an office in Bethlehem, is doing the engineering work for the project, he added.
King’s has not selected a construction firm yet.
Last summer, Lehigh Valley Health Network opened its fully leased medical office building as part of that development to offer services that include family medicine, express care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and laboratory services from Health Network Laboratories.
Meanwhile, developer and land owner David Jaindl is continuing to work on acquiring approvals for the construction of a walkable community of townhouses, single-family homes, apartments, retail pads, restaurant sites and other amenities off Route 100 in the Fogelsville section of Upper Macungie Township.
Jaindl Land Co. started planning six years ago for the project, which kicked off with development of the Weis supermarket, which opened in 2012 along Route 100.
The residential plan for Lehigh Hills includes building 273 apartment units and that will be the first part of construction, Jaindl said. The balance of the project will go through the process next year.
The projected start date for the residential construction is not known.