ECONOMIC GROWTH

ECONOMIC GROWTH

Mayor Cusat has been working with Blue Rock Investments and Blue Rock Construction to develop 95 acres of undeveloped land to create a 1.4 million square foot, $150 million-dollar facility that will create hundreds of jobs, bring in millions of tax dollars, and start the economic boom in the area of the southern beltway.

Lehigh Valley Hospital Expansion

The Lehigh Valley Hospital is making a commitment by expanding the facilities to accommodate more patients.

MedEvac is Moving In

Major renovations are underway in the hanger that once housed the Pennsylvania State Police helicopter. The new facility will now be a 24/7 based operation for MedEvac of Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Bus and Maintenance Facility

The future site of this $15,000,000.00 Bus and Maintenance Facility, on the Hazleton Regional Airport land, has begun to be cleared of trees in plans with ground breaking coming in the spring

Broad Street Corridor Project Completed

After nearly 10 years, the $20 Million Broad Street Corridor has been completed. This investment has brought forth a revitalized main artery of the city.

“Along with the hard work of previous administrations, I join with our council team in celebrating the milestone of an enhanced, improved and more functional Broad Street Corridor” noted Mayor Jeff Cusat.

Over the past few years, Hazleton was successful in obtaining state funding for the project which modernized the City’s economic corridor with new streetscape, public infrastructure and improved intersections.

This project makes Broad Street an even more inviting place for businesses, residents and visitors to the Mountain City.

 I am proud to play a role in the completion of such a key project in our city. Thanks to the partnership with State Rep. Tarah Toohil, Congressman Lou Barletta, Sen. John Yudichak, current and past council members along with past Mayor’s all working together, we have been able to revitalize Broad Street”

Retention of business:

The City was able to retain Victoria’s Candies, which is a long lasting family run business with tradition, in the City of Hazleton

Repurposing of:

The Poplar Street School is currently being converted into eighteen (18) apartments

The former Hazle Township School has been transformed into a beautiful destination by the Gottstein family.

FIGHT ON BLIGHT

Energy Savings Brings New Street Lights

The City of Hazleton is not only going green but saving some green as well. Under the leadership of Mayor Jeff Cusat, the city recently initiated an energy saving initiative valued at nearly $900,000.00 that includes replacement of city street lights to LED safety light fixtures.

Nearly 1500 street lights will be replaced with energy efficacy fixtures. The guaranteed energy savings from this project will save the city $75,000.00 per year and will be used to pay for the project. In addition to the financial savings the city will utilize less man hours maintaining the aged fixtures.

“Not only is energy efficiency the right way to move forward, it is key to save resources. We not only upgrade our lighting assets, but we will also be saving the taxpayers over a million dollars over the next few years alone on our utility payments” explained Mayor Jeff Cusat.

BUSINESS DISTRICT STREETSCAPE PROJECTS:

ALTER STREET (2019)

Estimated Cost $1,422,689.00

LSA $209,415.00

CDBG $135,000.00

CDBG $75,000.00

WYOMING STREET (2019)

$300,000.00