Bethlehem, November 11, 2022 – – State Senator Lisa Boscola joined local officials in announcing today that the Goodman Building Rehabilitation project had its official groundbreaking.
“The Goodman Building project is another example of a public-private partnership that will yield important economic and community development benefits for the City of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley,” stated Senator Boscola. “Working alongside Governor Wolf and my legislative colleagues, we were able to bring over $2 million in state investment to the Goodman Building. Without this state investment, this groundbreaking would not have been possible today.”
“There’s a lot of potential here,” co-owner Randy Galiotto said. “From an architectural standpoint, this is a great building in a great location with great neighbors. We know there is a history of blight, and, thanks to much hard work from everyone at Bethlehem City Hall and in Harrisburg, we’re excited to be part of the solution.”
“The Goodman Building was a blighted structure for decades before the city stepped in,” stated J. William Reynolds, Mayor of Bethlehem. “It sat empty, creating a drain on the Southside. It took the vision of the city to see this building for what it could be and the willingness of C3 to believe in that vision for us to be here today.”
The Goodman Building, located at 30-32 E. Third Street on Bethlehem’s Southside, will be rehabilitated with first floor retail and commercial above and a 5200 square foot addition to be added on an adjacent vacant lot with first floor retail and 12 residential units above. Total construction cost is $9.1 million.
“The Goodman Building is the perfect example of what good partnerships can accomplish: the city took control of the building and invested funds, BEDCO loaned money to the project, Senator Boscola and Representative Samuelson brought state funding, and C3 brought the expertise to make this project happen.”
The properties are owned by Collaboration 3, LLC, which is a partnership between D’Huy Engineering Inc., Alloy 5 Architecture and Skepton Construction.
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