Majestic Bethlehem Center Receives Smart Growth Award

Press Release

The Majestic Bethlehem Center has been selected by 10thousand Friends of Pennsylvania as the recipient of one of its 2018 Commonwealth Awards.

The signature event of 10thousand Friends of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Awards celebrate the transformational impact of visionary individuals and organizations working collaboratively to employ long-term investment strategies for redevelopment and smart growth.

In recognizing the 441-acre Majestic Bethlehem Center, 10thousand Friends cited the numerous benefits the community has received as a result of the foresight of civic and business leaders like Majestic Realty Co., stating “There is a spirit of grit and resilience underlying the City’s redevelopment and the Bethlehem story sends a message of inspiration to cities across the state and country that public/private partnerships can drive sustainable change.”

“Majestic Realty is honored to be a part of this community and to be recognized as a 2018 Commonwealth Award recipient,” said Majestic Realty Co.’s Senior Vice President Ed Konjoyan. “We’re very proud to join the other key individuals and catalytic projects honored this year which have helped lead the way in the City of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.”

10thousand Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide voice for great places to live and work; collaborating with citizens, organizations and public officials to create land use, infrastructure and governance policies and practices that protect resources and strengthen the economy.  Since its inception in 1998, 10thousand Friends of Pennsylvania has recognized a wide array of outstanding projects that demonstrate sound land use, smart transportation and smart growth principles – including mixed-use, residential, commercial, industrial, public infrastructure, recreational/ green space, schools and other community institutions, and municipal planning projects.  The Commonwealth Awards remain the only statewide smart growth award program in Pennsylvania.