Borough of Catasauqua: Municipal Master Plan

Project Description

The recommended master plan works together with existing context and site conditions to fully maximize potential use, creating a vibrant downtown development. By incorporating a wide range of uses, the site will be active over the course of the entire day – a true mixed-use development.

Project Details

  • Client Borough of Catasauqua
  • Location Catasauqua, PA View map
  • Use Office
  • Acres 12.5
  • Completed 2011

The F.L. Smidth property is a 12.5-acre brownfield site located in downtown Catasauqua. The site is the former home of Crane Iron Works, one of the largest producers of pig iron in the late 19th Century. After years of vacancy, the Borough of Catasauqua was presented with an opportunity to purchase the site for redevelopment. Spillman Farmer Architects was hired to develop a physical master plan for the Borough of Catasauqua for the F. L. Smidth Site.

To engage the community and gather…

The F.L. Smidth property is a 12.5-acre brownfield site located in downtown Catasauqua. The site is the former home of Crane Iron Works, one of the largest producers of pig iron in the late 19th Century. After years of vacancy, the Borough of Catasauqua was presented with an opportunity to purchase the site for redevelopment. Spillman Farmer Architects was hired to develop a physical master plan for the Borough of Catasauqua for the F. L. Smidth Site.

To engage the community and gather knowledge for the development of the plan, SFA held frequent meetings with Borough Council, the Master Planning Steering Committee, Fire Department, Police Department, Borough Manager, and the public. In addition to gathering knowledge, these meetings also helped to formulate goals, desires, and requirements for the plan.

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