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Legislature approves funding to continue redevelopment of Bethlehem Steel property


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Last week, the Erie County Legislature approved an additional $650,000 in funding to continue redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency acquired the property for $4.5 million last summer with a goal of transforming the vacant space into a clean-energy business park.

The additional $650,000 will remove and relocate rail tracks along Route 5. Once the rail tracks are removed, construction will begin on a new roadway.

“This funding is critical to continuing our progress in transforming the historic Bethlehem Steel site,” said Legislator Lynne Dixon. “Hopefully, as this project moves forward, we can bring new life to this underutilized space and promote job growth in Erie County.” 

More information on the approved funding can be found here.