The Renaissance of the Former Bethlehem Steel Site

 

NOTICE: 

Former Bethlehem Steel site Shoreline Trail Bike Path Public ZOOM Meeting, held April 13, 2021:

Please click here for a copy of the presentation. A recorded version of the meeting will be posted here soon.

To submit your written public comments regarding the Shoreline Trail Bike Path extension options,

please click HERE. 

 

 

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency manages redevelopment efforts on approximately 200+ acres of the former Bethlehem Steel site. Since 2012, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has made the renaissance of the site a priority for the Lackawanna community and Erie County. 

      In 2018, the ECIDA’s land development arm, the Industrial Land Development Corporation (ILDC), purchased 150 acres along Route 5 in preparation for creating an advanced manufacturing commerce park. The project was spearheaded by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, who also serves as the Chair of the ILDC.

      Redevelopment efforts continued this year at the former Bethlehem Steel site, which remains a priority on the County Executive’s and ILDC’s agendas. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     In 2019, Erie County funded and completed a public bike path and the extension of Dona Street into the property. The ILDC completed the relocation of a railroad on the site and commissioned an infrastructure Master Plan.

     The greatest milestone in 2019, however, was the commitment to the future of the Lackawanna site made by Buffalo cleaning products manufacturer TMP Technologies. TMP had outgrown its current Dingens Street facility, and chose the former Bethlehem Steel site to expand its operation. They purchased 26 acres off the Dona Street Extension to build a 290,000 sq. ft. facility, making TMP the first official manufacturing tenant on the ILDC acreage.

     TMP' total private investment is estimated around $22.7 million, adding 20 new jobs and ensuring the retention of 103 full time positions.

     For more information on available parcels on the former Bethlehem Steel site, please click here.

     Former Bethlehem Steel site brochure PDF

     TMP Technologies Press Release PDF

 

SEQRA Findings Statement (PDF)