01 Tax Incentive

NIZ Guide

The Neighborhood Improvement Zone (commonly referred to as the “NIZ”) is a special taxing district created by state law in 2012 to encourage development and revitalization in center city Allentown and along the western banks of the Lehigh River.

02 Quick Details


The NIZ Act was made effective by Pennsylvania State Legislation.

30 Years

The Neighborhood Improvement Zone is in effect until 2042.

127 Acres

The NIZ spans various districts across the City of Allentown.

Looking For More?

To learn more about the NIZ, and how it can help grow your business, download the NIZ 101 or visit the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone District Authority (ANIZDA) website.

03 Master Plan

Welcome To The Neighborhood

A team of the region’s premier designers expertly planned The Waterfront to create a harmonious blend of Class A office, beautiful living spaces, and new opportunities to experience the Lehigh River like never before. Whether you are headed to work, dining out, or enjoying some dynamic programming in one of the many plazas, The Waterfront is designed to ensure you’re never bored.

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The Waterfront