MACUNGIE, Pa. - The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners granted preliminary/final approval of a land development plan that will bring the corporate operations of First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union to the Trexler Business Center during Thursday night's meeting. The vote was unanimous.

The new office building – to be located at 6126 Hamilton Blvd. near the Movie Tavern facility – will encompass the top two floors of an 81,000-square-foot building and in an adjacent 5,000-square-foot branch facility. If all goes as planned, First Commonwealth says construction on the headquarters will be completed in late 2020 with a move in phased in early 2021. The branch building should be completed earlier.

A total of 120 employees will be in the headquarters "out of the gate," according to comments made Thursday night by First Commonwealth officials. Eventually a total of 240 employees will conduct their business in the facility.

"This is something that we as a township can be proud of," President Ronald W. Beitler said about the First Commonwealth headquarters. "… This is exactly what we were looking for."

The president added the development is part of a vision of how the township wants to proceed with development along the Hamilton Boulevard corridor.

The ground floor of the building, which First Commonwealth owns, will contain 10,400 square feet of retail space.


Stephen Althouse, WFMZ

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