Butz breaks ground on expansion in downtown Allentown

Published: Jun 07 2012 03:42:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 07 2012 05:27:56 PM EDT

A major expansion project is officially under way in downtown Allentown.

Ground was broken Thursday afternoon to expand the Butz Corporate Center on Hamilton Street.

The project will add 50,000 square feet to the center to make room for retailers and other offices.

The project is expected to bring about 150 jobs to the city, officials said.