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ANIZDA Approves Funding of $10.7 Million in Additional Public Improvement Projects

The board of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority approved funding for improvement of public spaces at the site of the Da Vinci Science Center development project, and streetscape improvements along portions of Hamilton, W. Linden, N. Sixth, and N. Seventh Streets on March 2. The total investment from...
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2021 Year in Review

2021 was a year of renewed momentum as the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) and its public and private sector partners continued collaborative efforts to advance revitalization....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA May 5th Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA April 7th Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA March 3rd Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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2020 Year in Review

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges and remarkable resilience....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA January 6th Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA’s December Virtual Public Meetings

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) will hold two public meetings in June via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA December 2nd Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA November 4th Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA October 7th Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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ANIZDA Issues Request for Proposals for Audit Services

ANIZDA is requesting proposals from independent certified public accounting firms licensed in PA for annual auditing services....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA September 2nd Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA August 5th Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA July 1 Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA’s June Virtual Public Meetings

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) will hold two public meetings in June via Zoom video conferencing only....
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Instructions for Attending ANIZDA May 6 Virtual Board Meeting

Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Board of Directors will hold its previously scheduled public meeting virtually on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom video conferencing only....
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PPL Center Ranks #4 in the Country for Arenas of Its Size in Pollstar’s 2019 Year-End Rankings for Top 200 Arenas

The Lehigh Valley’s state-of-the-art PPL Center continues to be listed among the world’s top venues following Pollstar’s 2019 Year-End Rankings, ...
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2019 Year in Review

2019 was a busy year for the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority and its public and private sector partners. ...
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ANIZDA Approves 1 Center Square Office Tower Project

The ANIZDA board voted to approve the 200,000 – 300,000 square foot, 11 - 16-story 1 Center Square office building project proposed for 702 Hamilton Street at an estimated cost of $100 million...
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ADP Opens New, State-of-the-art Campus at Five City Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania

ADP today opened a new office in Downtown Allentown, affirming its continued investment and commitment across the Lehigh Valley....
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$3 Million Invested in Public Spaces in the NIZ

The ongoing investment in the construction of new buildings and the redevelopment of existing buildings has dramatically transformed Allentown’s skyline and reestablished the downtown as a vibrant business center. ...
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Allentown Welcomes ADP to Downtown

ADP, one of the world’s largest human capital management providers, began moving employees into the recently completed Five City Center....
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Allentown’s Downtown Plan Receives National Award

Allentown has earned a Gold 2019 National Planning Achievement Award for Urban Design from the American Planning Association (APA). The award recognizes the city's Downtown Allentown Development and Urban Design Plan for re-positioning the area as a mixed-use neighborhood to appeal to employers and residents....
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2018 Year in Review

2018 was a productive and impactful year for the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority and its public and private sector partners....
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PPL Center Ranks #3 in Pennsylvania in Pollstar’s 2018 Year-End Rankings for Top 200 Arenas

Downtown Allentown’s state-of-the-art PPL Center is listed among the world’s top venues in Pollstar’s 2018 Year-End Rankings. As a leading worldwide trade publication for the concert industry, ...
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ULI Philadelphia, The City of Allentown, and ANIZDA Invite you to Discover “Why Allentown?”

Join us at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel on October 17, 2018 to learn why Allentown is uniquely positioned to provide superior development opportunities. ...
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Opportunity Zones Program to Provide Tax Benefits for Investing in Qualified Allentown Census Tracts

The Opportunity Zones program offers 3 federal tax benefits for investing through a qualified Opportunity Fund....
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ANIZDA Board Adopts Public Improvement Process Guidelines

At its August 1, 2018 meeting, the ANIZDA board adopted Process Guidelines for Public Improvement Investments in order to finance construction of Authority-approved public improvements located within the NIZ....
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PPL Center Ranks #3 in Pennsylvania in Pollstar’s 2018 Mid-Year Rankings for Top 200 Arenas

Downtown Allentown’s state-of-the-art PPL Center is listed among the world’s top venues in Pollstar’s 2018 Mid-Year Rankings. As a leading worldwide trade publication for the concert industry, ...
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Guidelines for Transfer and Replacement of Parcels Adopted

The NIZ has been amended by the Pennsylvania Legislature effective October 30, 2018 to provide for the possible transfer or a parcel out of the NIZ and replacement with transfer of a parcel into the NIZ. ...
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Revised Draft Guidelines for Transfer and Replacement of Parcels Available

The NIZ Act has been amended by the PA Legislature to provide for the possible transfer of a parcel out of the NIZ and replacement with transfer of a parcel into the NIZ....
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Tower 6 Ribbon Cutting May 3rd

City Center Investment Corporation will celebrate the growth in Downtown Allentown and commemorate the opening of their newest office building Tower 6 on May 3, 2018....
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Draft Guidelines for Transfer and Replacement of Parcels Available

The Downtown Allentown Revitalization District was one of 13 real estate development projects worldwide to win the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017-2018 Global Award for Excellence....
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Downtown Allentown Revitalization District Named One of 13 Winners of ULI Global Award for Excellence

The Downtown Allentown Revitalization District was one of 13 real estate development projects worldwide to win the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017-2018 Global Award for Excellence....
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ANIZDA Honored With CDFA Excellence in Development Finance Project Award

The CDFA Excellence in Development Finance Awards recognize outstanding development finance programs, agencies, leaders, projects and success stories....
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