Lehigh Valley Health Network

Penn Regional Business Center initiated the potential development of this former residential property as a data center located in the commercial corridor of State Route 447. Lehigh Valley Health Network (formerly Pocono Medical Center) came on board to redirect the development into a medical office building (MOB). Langan handled the overall permitting and re-permitting of the project from the original data center approvals to the now constructed MOB. In particular, this site was burdened by an ordinance that prohibited increases in stormwater runoff from redevelopment of the site to the natural downstream receiving water body (Flory’s Pond) due to flooding conditions at that location. This rendered the original property commercially undevelopable. Langan provided a unique solution requiring significant permitting to overcome the issue by redirecting the stormwater to a different watershed over a half a mile from the site.