Uniland Development has submitted an application to the City for the demolition of the former Nazareth Nursing Home at 291 North Street. The company is planning two-story townhome style residences for the 2.94-acre site that it purchased in April.
The existing structures date back to 1962 and are located in the Allentown Historic Preservation District. According to material submitted to the Preservation Board for its June 11 meeting, “the buildings are structurally sound but they are outdated and in fair to poor condition. After many studies, we have determined that it is not economically feasible to renovate the existing structures for reuse and bring them up to current building codes.”
The preliminary site plan shows six residential buildings, private patios, and access off of North Street at the western edge of the site. There would be pedestrian-only access to Summer Street. From the application:
The proposed redevelopment will be a luxury residential community. There will be attached garages and on-site parking for each residential unit. The final design of the residential buildings is on-going and we are unable to share building elevations or finish materials with you at this time.
Uniland estimates the demolition work to cost $500,000 and expects to submit designs to the City for approval in the “next two or three months.”
The application does not specify whether the units will be rentals or for-sale townhomes.
“At this time, our plans are preliminary and we will share them when we have more details. We are confident that the finished product will reflect Uniland’s reputation for results,” says Jill Pawlik, Uniland spokesperson.
Get Connected: Uniland Development, 716.834.5000