More than 2,000,000 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.
The project owner invested about $7 million in roadway improvements. Isett’s traffic engineers conducted numerous traffic studies, designed roadway improvements including turn lanes along Cetronia Road, Mill Creek Road, and Grange Road and designed new and upgraded existing traffic signals. A major improvement will be the design and construction of a new connector road between Cetronia Road and Mill Creek Road, to be known as West Grange Road, which will be used instead of left turns and through movements from Mill Creek Road/Grange Road at the Route 222 bypass.
Working directly for Allied, Isett’s Structural Engineering Department is providing structural engineering design for two buildings constructed of tilt-up concrete wall panels on a steel frame. Designed by James Baumgardner Architects of Hanover, PA, the buildings range in size from 1.19 million to 1.28 million square feet.
Isett’s Survey Department conducted site surveys and is now providing construction stake out. The Environmental Department conducted environmental assessments, wetland assessments, and prepared PA Natural Diversity Index (PNDI) and Cultural Resources Reports required by state agencies.
Isett’s Landscape Architecture group prepared extensive plans that include the planting of red oak trees along Mill Creek Road as well as evergreen trees to help screen warehouses from Hamilton Boulevard.
Upon project completion, Uline Corporation, North America’s leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials, will consolidate its Lehigh Valley operations at the new Mill Creek site.