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Downtown Allentown, PA Development and Urban Design Plan


Date Published: December 2015


This document outlines a plan for downtown development in Allentown, PA. It also provides recommendations in the areas of land use, urban design, and transportation and infrastructure. 

Keywords: Lehigh Valley, PA; Pennsylvania; Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ); land use; rust belt; form-based code; context; historic downtown; revitalization

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  • Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
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