Timeline of the South Side's Western Gateway Development

This is a compilation of published articles in the local media, activities, and facts that have happened so far around the redevelopment that South Bethlehem is going through under the Benner's lead.

December, 2017

Bethlehem Planning Commission OKs 3 South Side projects
The Morning Call

September, 2017

Bethlehem planners declare old brewery, auto parts store blighted
The Morning Call

July, 2017

How Bethlehem's Hayes Street was rediscovered
The Morning Call
Seven stories of apartments, retail pitched near Lehigh University
The Morning Call
Once embattled museum marks 1-year anniversary
The Morning Call

June, 2017

Bethlehem backs LERTA expansion, renewal for South Side
The Morning Call

May, 2017

Bethlehem committee supports expansion of tax- break district
The Morning Call
Major South Bethlehem intersection to transform by year's end
lehighvalleylive.com
Is it art or infrastructure? Perhaps both.
The Morning Call

April, 2017

What's in store for old Goodman building in Bethlehem?
The Morning Call

January, 2017

Bethlehem RDA helps ArtsQuest refinance debt
The Morning Call
Lehigh picks place to build 400-bed dorm in south Bethlehem
The Morning Call

October, 2016

Lehigh University to add up to 1,800 more students
The Morning Call

September, 2016

Sands Casino poised for major expansion
The Morning Call

August, 2016

CareerLink opens center in south Bethlehem
The Morning Call

July, 2016

National Museum of Industrial History to debut after 19 years
The Morning Call

April, 2016

Should Bethlehem bet on future development with new parking deck?
Lehigh Valley Live
New Bethlehem parking garage debated for four hours
WFMZ

March, 2016

Residents Oppose South Bethlehem Parking Garage
WFMZ
South Bethlehem doesn't need a new parking garage
Morning Call
Is new South Bethlehem parking garage a 'concrete elephant'?
Lehigh Valley Live
Opposing views frame Bethlehem parking garage debate
WFMZ
Garage project shows lack of strategic parking in Bethlehem | Letter
Lehigh Valley Live
South Side Bethlehem parking garage plans approved
Lehigh Valley Live
South Bethlehem garage: smart or 'absurd' investment?
Morning Call
Bethlehem parking garage plan raises questions
Morning Call

December, 2015

Work Could Start Next Spring on South Bethlehem Parking Garage
Morning Call
In One Neighborhood, Some Push for Change While Others Resist
Keystone Crossroads
St. Luke's and Lehigh University Park of Landmark Redevelopment Project in South Bethlehem
Morning Call

October, 2015

Bethlehem CRIZ project drags as developers seek clarity, potentially better incentives
Lehigh Valley Business

May, 2015

Lawsuit to stop 9-story building in South Side Bethlehem tossed
Lehigh Valley Live

April, 2015

Bethlehem historic board says it would consider 7-story building with changes
Express Times
Stephen C. Antalics Jr.: 'Theater of the absurd' playing out in Bethlehem
The Morning Call
South Bethlehem development should focus on reuse, not tall buildings, residents say
Lehigh Valley Live
LETTER: Historic preservation guidelines have little weight in South Bethlehem
The Express-Times
South Bethlehem historic panel tables plans for high-rise
The Morning Call
Dennis Benner proceeding with plans for 7-story building in South Bethlehem
The Express-Times
Bethlehem historic board says it would consider 7-story building with changes
The Express-Times

December, 2014

Historical society taking Bethlehem to court over $10M tall building
The Morning Call
4th Working Session at Shankara Restaurant
Lawsuit Filed to Stop Construction of Nine-Story South Side Bethlehem Building
The Express-Times
3rd Working Session
Approval of 9-Story building Spurs Bethlehem Lawsuit
WFMZ

November, 2014

Council supports 9-story building in south Bethlehem
The Morning Call
Tall Building Poor Fit for South Bethlehem [Opinion]
The Morning Call
LETTER: With high-rise plan, Bethelehem City Council abandoning successful historic strategies
The Express-Times
South Bethlehem business owners split on need for 9-story building in neighborhood
The Express-Times
Include public transit projects in urban planning
The Morning Call
Your comments: Bethlehem City Council finds a 'high-rise loophole' in historic zoning
Lehigh Valley Live

October, 2014

Bethlehem to consider 9-story building in historic South Side
The Morning Call
Bethlehem developer plans to keep pursuing nine-story South Side building despite opposition
The Express-Times
Most Bethlehem City Council members received contributions from developer seeking approval for 9-story building
The Express-Times
1st Working Session on South Side Development
Bethlehem conservation group gives OK to South Side building
The Morning Call
2nd Working Session on South Side Development
South Bethlehem historic board approves 9-story building after previously panning it
The Express-Times

September, 2014

Bethlehem board pans plans for 9-story South Side building
The Express-Times
Proposed 12-story South Bethlehem building breaks historic district rules, professor argues
The Express-Times
Historic panel reviews 9-story building plans for south Bethlehem
The Morning Call
Tours of South Bethlehem’s Historic Conservation District

August, 2014

Bethlehem developer now seeking 12-story building on South Side
The Express-Times

April, 2014

How to make full use of CRIZ designation
Bethlehem backs 7-story apartment/restaurant project near Lehigh University
The Morning Call
Seven-story building planned in south Bethlehem
69 News

March, 2014

Opponents close to defeating Community Benefit District proposal in south Bethlehem
The Morning Call
A New Day In Bethlehem
LVB.com

January, 2014

A Boom For Bethlehem
LVB.com

November, 2013

Developer delves into $45M South Side mixed use complex
LVB.com
Bethlehem South Side business district to get major retail, office, student housing complex
The Express-Times
Major development project of student housing, office, retail space planned for South Side Bethlehem
The Brown and White