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Building at former Bethlehem Steel site approved to become Sucro Sourcing warehouse

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Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 23:19:37-05

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The City of Lackawanna says redevelopment will be coming to a portion of the former Bethlehem Steel site.

According to city officials, a site plan and special use permit application submitted by Sucro Can Sourcing, LLC has been approved to "redevelop an abandoned industrial building located within the former Bethlehem Steel complex into a permanent warehouse facility for cold storage of imported raw granular sugar."

City officials say Sucro Sourcing will invest around $1 million to convert one of the buildings into a warehousing operation. The facility is expected to be completed by early 2021.

“Sucro Sourcing’s decision to invest in a new permanent warehouse operation here in Lackawanna reflects the growing value new businesses are seeing in our city and the tremendous development potential we have to offer,” said Mayor Annette Iafallo. “It’s also a testament to the strong partnership efforts between New York State, Erie County and the City of Lackawanna to restore the former steel plant complex land to productive re-use."