Thursday, March 12, 2015

East Penn Chamber

Kate Hart Zayaitz, National Penn Bank
East Penn Chamber Chair
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Our Chamber thrives on partnerships. Not only do we value and work our partnerships between board members on a daily basis, we have a wonderful relationship with the Emmaus Main Street Partners organization. Our board members were in great attendance for the Annual Emmaus Arts Commission SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival on February 6. This event draws many Chamber members, both near and far to enjoy ice sculpting, children’s activities, artist demonstrations, food and the infamous Ice Bar.

EPCC continues to host exciting luncheon programs with the Western Lehigh Chamber. What in the world is the Hamilton Boulevard Corridor study? Our chambers were treated to a lively explanation at our luncheon meeting in February at Brookside Country Club.

The Study was initiated by Lower and Upper Macungie Townships, with the support LANTA and PennDOT, to help coordinate transportation and land use planning across the municipalities that line this important corridor. By coordinating these efforts, both municipalities seek to promote a more sustainable region and implement the goals and objectives focused on a more regional plan for a sustainable future. The corridor is comprised of important roadways and distinct communities. The area extends from US 22 at the western gateway to I-78 at the eastern gateway. The study indicates that when the existing and proposed uses are combined, they create the scenario for future development on Hamilton Boulevard of over 2 million square feet of Retail/Office space, almost 2.5 million square feet of warehouse/office space, 130 residential units, and over 13,000 parkings paces! Be on the look out for future development!

We look forward to seeing you all at our next event! 

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