Butz Corporate Center – Phases I, II, III

Butz Corporate Center

PHASE I
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PHASE II
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PHASE III
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PHASE I The Butz Family has always been huge proponents of urban revitalization believing that a vibrant downtown is the key to continued redevelopment of Pennsylvania’s third largest city, Allentown. In 2005, they made their commitment tangible by constructing a class-A office building to house their headquarters, as well as to attract additional businesses into Allentown’s downtown. It is their belief that a healthy and vibrant downtown is critical to the success of the entire Lehigh Valley region. The first phase of the project was a public-private partnership with the Allentown Economic Development Corp. that demolished the three vacant retail buildings from 832-844 Hamilton Street. The new office building was in the Keystone Opportunity Zone which provided tax benefits to companies located there until 2010. The project also received assistance through a Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant.

The original Butz Corporate Center was a 76,000 sf, modern-design, 6-story, Class A office space with retail spaces on the first floor. Alvin H. Butz, Inc. occupies 24,000 SF of the building. An FAA-approved heliport is located on the roof.

Sustainable features of this project include:

  • High-efficiency fixtures & valves
  • Minimal exterior lighting
  • Extensive use of daylight
  • Unique HVAC System
  • Recycled products used for the interior
PHASE II In 2013, the Butz Family expanded the original Butz Corporate Center and has successfully leased 95% of the building with only retail space available on the first floor. This project also received assistance through RACP.

The Butz Corporate Center is located in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). Created by a state law in 2011, the NIZ is a special taxing district that encourages development and revitalization in Allentown.

The second phase of the Butz Corporate Center consisted of the construction of a 50,000 sf expansion to the existing office building. The facility is a modern-design, 6-story, Class A office space with retail spaces on the first floor.

Sustainable features of this project include:

  • High-efficiency fixtures & valves
  • Minimal exterior lighting
  • Extensive use of daylight
  • Unique HVAC System
  • Recycled products used for the interior
PHASE III In 2015, the Butz Family broke ground on Phase 3 located in the former parking lot of the original Butz Corporate Center. The newest office building will include 55,000 square feet of Class-A office space on seven floors.

The Butz Corporate Center is located in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). Created by a state law in 2011, the NIZ is a special taxing district that encourages development and revitalization in Allentown.

The third phase of the Butz Corporate Center will be a modern-design, 7-story facility with Class A office space constructed of insulated metal panels and a south side curtainwall. Extensive glazing provides dramatic views and abundant natural light. The structure is raised above ground to provide surface parking for visitors.

Sustainable features of this project will include:

  • High-efficiency fixtures & valves
  • Minimal exterior lighting
  • Extensive use of daylight
  • Unique HVAC System
  • Recycled products used for the interior

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