St. Luke’s University Health Network – Anderson Campus

Bethlehem, PA
250,000 sq. ft.
Project Type
Development & Design/Build

J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc. served as the Master Developer for the St. Luke’s University Health Network, Richard A. Anderson Campus. The 250,000 sq. ft. LEED certified, state-of-the-art facility comprises of two medical buildings & Cancer Treatment Center.

For six years, St. Luke’s found itself in the unenviable position of not only needing to obtain land development approvals for the 50-acre tract but also coordinating and obtaining Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (“PADOT’) approval for the full-build corridor improvement of Freemansburg Avenue.

After interviewing with ten (10) national development firms, St. Luke’s named J.G. Petrucci, the master developer of the Phase 1 project in 2009.

Despite significant design changes and a challenging timeline, J.G. Petrucci transformed 500-acres of farmland into a state-of-the-art hospital campus. At the time it was built, the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus was the first new, full-service, acute-care hospital constructed in Pennsylvania in over 40 years.

Over the next year, the company collaborated with St. Luke’s, Bethlehem Township, and PADOT to develop and implement a plan to accommodate St. Luke’s current development needs while simultaneously securing the required phased corridor improvements of Freemansburg Avenue.

All land development approvals, including the coordination of the Interim Highway occupancy permits, were obtained by J.G. Petrucci.

J.G. Petrucci used its strong local ties and real estate ownership experience to design and construct all of Phase 1 on-site and off-site infrastructure improvements. As experienced property owners, J.G. Petrucci quickly evaluated the necessary infrastructure improvements and implemented a strategic plan to bring them to fruition.

In addition to its development role in this project, J.G. Petrucci was awarded the Design/Build contract for the state-of-the-art, 108-bed, 250,000 sq. ft. LEED certified hospital. In 2012, the project was awarded “Project of the Year” by the Lehigh Valley March of Dimes at the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Awards for its significant impact on the economic development in the Lehigh Valley.

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