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Bethlehem planning commission OKs beverage facility, hears Lehigh dorm plans

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Bethlehem City Planning Commission Monday evening unanimously granted a land development plan approval for a property at 1125 Easton Road.

Specifically, the commission approved a drink maker that will employ up to 45 individuals, 15 on each shift.

According to Project Engineer Rick Rosenberry of Maser Consulting, the beverage would entail a juice. 

The 168,000 square-foot would be open from 5 a.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

"The large issue is related to traffic," said a commissioner.

"We need as much information as possible," commented another commissioners.

In other business, Lehigh University presented a plan at the meeting regarding a new 426-dorm area on campus.

The presentation included a gym, small office space and parking for students who live in the dorms.

"We're hoping to bring some dormitory housing to the South Side," said Pennoni engineer Laura Eberly. "This building will be placed on that side."

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