One of the boldest Allentown projects is showing its final form. Allentown II Apartments is a new building at 15 Allen Street that will bring apartments and retail space to the eastern end of Allen across from the new medical school. Significant portions of the front façade of the now-demolished building on the property are being reinstalled as part of the project.
The Preservation Board approved plans to demolish a two-story building on the site in 2017 on the condition that the front façade be incorporated into the new building. Face brick, cast stone trim including decorative surrounds, cornices, banding, door and window jambs, sills and headers, and other similar element, and the original windows on the second floor were salvaged.
The building will contain ten apartments and ground floor commercial space.
Huamei Wang is developing the building and Adam Sokol of ASAP is architect.