Bernardon will design the mixed-use project’s first residential complex, introducing approximately 190 apartments along the Lehigh River in Allentown, Pennsylvania
ALLENTOWN, PA – June 16, 2016 – The Waterfront Development Company has enlisted Bernardon, a Kennett Square-based architectural firm, to design the first of three on-site apartment complexes at The Waterfront. The building, tentatively named “630 Waterfront Drive”, will offer approximately 190 apartments in the five-story structure. The state-of-the-art building will introduce unique architecture and a plethora of amenities and conveniences expected of a modern day urban apartment complex.
Multifamily residential is a key component of modern urban mixed-use developments: it lends to a consistent energetic campus while giving residents an opportunity to capitalize on the opportunities along the Lehigh to establish a new dimension to Allentown’s existing culture. The Waterfront has been wanting to focus on riverside living for some time, and with the current levels of demand, we feel this is the perfect direction for The Waterfront while we continue discussions with our office prospects.
Mark W. Jaindl | The Waterfront Development Company President | CEO | Principal
Bernardon is a full-service architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm with offices in Kennett Square and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. They have a diverse range of design experience in senior living, healthcare, higher education, and hospitality, and a focused specialization in multifamily and mixed-use design.
We at Bernardon are excited to bring our multifamily design expertise to the Lehigh Valley with the Waterfront project. This apartment project will combine progressive design, best-in-class amenities, and an outstanding riverfront setting to create an exceptional new living experience in Allentown.
Neil B. Liebman, AIA, LEED AP | Bernardon Principal
The Waterfront Development Company was founded in 2012. Since its establishment the firm has purchased and subsequently began developing the twenty-six-acre site that will one day be occupied by six Class A office buildings, three apartment complexes and three structured parking garages. The $325 million project will include first floor retail and restaurant destinations, introduce 2,900 new jobs to the Riverside District in Allentown and offer unique opportunities to interact with the Lehigh River like never before. Infrastructure improvements and building pad preparation began site-wide in October 2015.
Zachary J. Jaindl