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Projects in Easton

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2024 - GEDP 916 Pine Street Lot. We provided a loan of $400,000 to GEDP for the purchase of this plot to preserve it for future use by GEDP and the City of Easton. One possibility is for a Community Center.

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2023 - GEDP/Norfolk Southern Trestle “Rails to Trails.” We provided a bridge loan of $375,000 to GEDP for the purchase on a one acre Norfolk Southern property on the Southwest corner of Washington Street & Lehigh Drive. This is to help create a “green walkway” between Mount Ida and the Hugh Moore Park.


2022. 157-163 Northampton Street. Provide funds for renovation and new construction to create residential and commercial space.


2020. GEDP/Community Bike Works. Provide funds to purchase a building in Easton’s West Ward to facilitate the Community Bike Works in bringing their program to Easton.

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2020 - GEDP Small Business Relief Fund. We provided a grant of $50,000 to the City of Easton/GEDP Small Business Relief Fund to assist small businesses city-wide to weather the storm of the COVID pandemic and to help them survive in the wake of the devastation it caused.


2018. The Commodore, 100-116 Northampton Street. Provide funds to facilitate the renovation and new construction of an 1885 commercial building for residential and commercial use as well as for a rooftop restaurant.

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2018. 315 Northampton Street. Provide funds to facilitate the renovation and new construction of an historic property for residential and commercial use.

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2017. Heritage Riverview Condos. Provide a bridge loan for the developer to consider various options for the property.

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2016. Greenworks. Provide funds for the purchase of an abandoned industrial property on Easton’s Southside while the developer considers various options, including a possible Greenworks AgTech hydroponic farm.

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2015. Art Nouveau Steele Building 44-46 Centre Square. Help fund the renovation of an historic building for high-end residential and commercial use. 


2014. Monarch Furniture. Provide funds for three facades to enhance the building’s use by a small, high quality retailer.


2013. Stoke Bistro. Provide funds for the build-out of this commercial space in Lehn’s Court, Center City Easton.


2012.  Pomeroy’s Loft Apartments. Provide early funding to enable the renovation of an historic downtown department store into two first floor restaurants and upper floor residential space.


2008 - Easton Ambassadors. We contributed $175,000 over a

3-year period to help get this program started. The Ambassadors provide assistance to business owners, residents, and visitors by helping to improve the cleanliness and safety of the downtown.

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2005.  Simon Silk Mill. Provide a bridge loan to keep this abandoned 14 acre industrial property off the market until the City of Easton could acquire funding to purchase it for redevelopment into commercial and residential space, now known as Silk.

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2004. Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street. Purchase the former Sigal Bridal Gallery building for use by the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society. 

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1995. Hotel Easton. Purchased the historic Hotel Easton until new owners could be found to purchase and renovate it as residential and commercial space.

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