LOWER MACUNGIE PA – Those who already enjoy the TopGolf golfing and recreation center in King of Prussia, and hope to find the same venue elsewhere in the region, may get their wish. They could be waiting until 2025, though.
Officials in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, gave conditional use approval Thursday (Aug. 3, 2023) to a commercial and residential project that includes a TopGolf franchise, according to the Lehigh Valley News website. The entire complex would be located on nearly 59 acres at Schantz and Cedarbrook roads in the township, reporter Jay Bradley wrote.
The 58.8 acre development, labeled as “Lehigh Valley Town Center,” received a green light from the township Board of Commissioners. It was introduced to the proposal last year. Board members were told construction of the TopGolf portion was expected to begin in 2024, and might take about 15 months to complete.
Developers said the entire center would consist of housing, retail, offices, and entertainment. They acknowledged obtaining commissioners’ approval helped clear “a major hurdle,” the Lehigh Valley News story added, but the process hasn’t ended.
Its land development phase is under way, Bradley wrote, and commissioners ultimately must approve those plans too. Initial drawings show “about 170,000 square feet of retail space, 135,000 square feet of office space, 550 apartments, a grocer, a comedy club theater, a six-story parking garage, and a 180-room hotel,” the story stated. It reportedly would be built between Interstate 78 and Route 222.
The June 2023 grand opening of the TopGolf King of Prussia located created intense social media interest, accompanied by a wave of sign-ups.
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