A representative from the Goldenberg Group announced last week that Whole Foods plans to join Costco and Target at the proposed Hamilton Crossings Shopping Center in Lower Macungie (Lehigh County). The 63-acre site of the proposed center is located between Hamilton Blvd. and the Route 222 Bypass.
The developers, which include the Goldenberg Group and Tim Harrison of Staten Island, NY, have asked the township and the school board to approve a tax increment financing plan that would allow the project to be funded in part by real estate taxes generated by the project. The East Penn School Board has already approved the plan, and Lower Macungie and Lehigh County commissioners plan to consider it later this month.
The developers, who say they will walk away from the project if the plan is not approved, are modeling the shopping center after the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. They hope to break ground this year and open the center sometime in 2014.