Lehigh County Authority, which obtained a long term lease of the water and sewer systems of the City of Allentown, retained Barry Isett & Associates from 2014 through 2016 to develop a program to inspect and coordinate the rehabilitation of manholes within the City of Allentown’s wastewater system.
Waterfront Allentown – A dynamic new development is taking shape along the Lehigh River in Allentown, and Barry Isett & Associates is proud to be civil engineer and landscape architect of record. Developed by The Waterfront Redevelopment Partners LP, a partnership between Dunn Twigger Company LLC , Jaindl Properties LLC, and Michael Dunn Co. Ltd. the project will transform 26 industrial acres into a mixed-use riverfront community center on a new Waterfront Drive as a main street corridor. The Waterfront will feature 11 buildings encompassing over 700,000 SF of office space, 413 residential apartments, 108,000 SF of retail space and 39,000 SF of restaurant space. Several multi-level garages with retail first floor uses will integrate parking for over 2,800 cars. Isett is providing survey, site/civil design and permitting, landscape architecture, and traffic engineering.
The project will include walking trails along a half-mile of river frontage, a dynamic streetscape, two main plazas, encompassing more than seven acres. New boating facilities will be created along the Lehigh River to offer river access. The Riverwalk will be a vibrant programmed space offering venues for concerts, special events and functions overlooking the Lehigh River. The outdoor amphitheater, overlook plaza and trail will be developed in Phase 1. Native landscaping, ornamental lighting and traditional materials will replace the former asphalt paving of the industrial era. Re-use of the one overhead crane and rail will help to tell the story about this site’s former industrial use and relationship to the Valley’s steel heritage.
The project is located in Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone. Phase 1 of the project which includes construction of the south half of the site, received all permits and approvals and is currently under construction.
Two million-plus square feet of industrial buildings are rising at Liberty at Mill Creek, located between Hamilton Boulevard and the Route 222 bypass on a parcel of about 200 acres in western Lehigh County that spans both Upper Macungie and Lower Macungie Townships. Isett helped Liberty achieve final approvals for the complex project and Allied Building Corporation began construction soon thereafter.
As a sub-consultant to an environmental conservancy, the Survey Department of Barry Isett and Associates was engaged to conduct a stream survey utilizing GPS technology and conventional surveying equipment, relating to the potential removal of a century-old dam.
Barry Isett and Associates provided design and construction phase services in the complete rehabilitation of Pen Argyl Borough Weona Park's miniature golf course, the only municipally owned municipal golf course in the region.
Lumber Street is an 800-foot connector road between Main Street (SR.100) and Lehigh Street, and is a boundary of Macungie Memorial Park. In our role as Borough engineer, Barry Isett and Associates provided design and construction phase services to reconstruct the road to bring the road to current Borough standards. The project involved road widening, sidewalks, curbing, ADA ramps and the relocation of water, sewer and electrical lines.
Woods Services is an advocacy and service organization for people with exceptional challenges, disabilities and complex needs. The Langhorne, Bucks County, PA campus offers day programs and residential services for children and adults. Our firm has been privileged to provide engineering and technical support in a variety of projects.
A stormwater restoration project designed by Barry Isett & Associates for The Vineyards, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County received the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s 2013 Land Use Award at a gala celebration held in October at the RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve. The Conservancy is a non-profit devoted to protecting the water quality of thePerkiomen Creek and its tributaries in a 362 square-mile watershed that encompasses 57 municipalities in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery counties.
Barry Isett & Associates was the civil engineering consultant in the development of a Master Plan to update the University’s recreational facilities. Isett worked with Sasaki Associates of Watertown, MA, in the development of a five-phase program slated to be completed over 20 years.
Isett has served DeSales University since the early days of our company. When the school was known as Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales, one of our first jobs was a survey of more than 400 acres. It has been our privilege to assist in the shaping of the campus over four decades.
Designedby Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as an “arrival court” for the Asa Packer Campus, the Alumni Memorial Parking Garage serves visitors and staff with parking for 315 cars. Isett provided surveys, site/civil, traffic and structural engineering.
Barry Isett & Associates worked with Whiting Turner Constructionto help Lafayette College to implement key features of its Master Plan to develop and enhance new gateways to define the college campus entrances at four locations.
Lehigh, Berks and Schuylkill Halls share a common courtyard. The three-story residence halls were built in the 1960s. Isett was involved with renovations of all three that included ADA improvements and a new elevator tower.
The demolition of the Central Heat Plant created a vacant space surrounded by residence halls, historic academic buildings, and the University’s football stadium. Already engaged as the Civil/Structural/MEP Engineer and Landscape Architect for the replacement maintenance building and the demolition project, Isett was asked to design a new lighted basketball court for student recreation.
Barry Isett & Associates has served Kutztown University directly through an open-end contract and as an engineering consultant to multiple architects through both open-ends and project-specific engagements.
Vacant since 2010 when the departments it housed moved to the Gold LEED certified STEPS Building, for which Barry Isett & Associates was the site/civil engineer, Williams Hall has been reimagined as a one-stop-shop for student services as well as renovated academic space. Construction is now underway on the 63,000 SF, four-story building which will become the home of the offices of the Dean of Students and Student Affairs as well as the departments of Modern Language & Literature, Religion Studies, and Sociology & Anthropology.
The expanded canteen and retail store will serve patients, staff and visitors at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center. Veterans residing throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania and southern New York State receive out-patient and residential care for a wide range of medical needs at the Center.