Current Projects

500 Lackawanna Ave. Project

Casey Laundry Art Gallery

Casey Parkway

Central New Jersey R.R. Terminal

Center St. Plaza

Connell Building

Electric City Sign

Hilton Hotel & Convention Center

Hotel Casey

Hotel Casey Site

Ice Box  & Electric City Plaza

International Airport Terminal

Jefferson Pointe Building

Lackawanna County Office Building

Mulberry Street Corridor

Nay Aug Park

Recreation Center

St. Peter's Square Condominiums

Scranton Enterprise Center

Scranton-Hoboken Passenger Rail Service

Southern Union Building

Vaccess America Building

Mall at Steamtown


Everhart Museum

Iron Furnaces

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

Luna Park

National Heritage Corridor

Rocky Glen Park


Electric City Trolley Museum

NEPA Rail Page

Scranton Trains

Steamtown National Historic Site

Scranton Humor

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Original Lingo




KOZ Properties

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NEPA Today

Scranton Chamber

Scranton Times

Scranton Tomorrow


U.S.S. Scranton



Montage Mountain

NEPA Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Visitors Center

International Airport (AVP)

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Project Key: Completed    Under Construction    Proposed    Under Renovation     On Hold    Demolished


8/18/04 - Providence Square Facelift Begins

8/07/04 - Electric City Sign Restoration Begins


2004 News Archive                        2003 News Archive

This is a 2002 panorama of the downtown taken from the Westside.  The radio tower in the center is atop the Scranton Times Building.  The building in the lower left corner is the Central NJ RR Terminal.  To the immediate right of the radio tower is Bank Towers, Scranton's tallest building.  It no longer has the tower which once crowned the top.  The Grange National Bank Building is visible on the right, and the convention center is the red building farthest to the right.

With the presence of a new mayor, this site has changed from being solely about what Scranton was, and is now focused on what Scranton is becoming.  There is a renewed optimism and a willingness of investors to bring their dollars into the downtown.  Hundreds of millions have been invested in the city in the past few years, and Scranton appears to be on the brink of a large scale comeback.

Here is an artist's rendering of what the renovated 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue would look like.  The entire project will involve a $20 million dollar, fourteen property renovation and construction.  It is the latest in a flurry of commercial activity proposed and realized in downtown Scranton over the past several years.  It would be a tremendous undertaking since many of the properties have been demolished, vacant, or rundown for as long as I can remember:







A new thirty-six million dollar Hilton convention center is finally open, after nearly a decade of planning and setbacks.  Rail service is scheduled to be reestablished to Manhattan by 2006.  A new International Airport terminal is under construction, and many renovations in the downtown are popping up due to the Keystone Opportunity Zones, which promote growth by eliminating state and local taxes for ten years. 

In the 90's, a major downtown project involved the creation of The Mall at Steamtown.  An entire block of Lackawanna Ave. was demolished to make room for the mall. 

Other proposed projects:


                  New Casey Parking Complex                                                                                             Jefferson Pointe

                                                St. Peter's Square Condominiums                                                                              Center Street Plaza

The Southern Union Corporation, one of the United States' fastest growing corporations, has announced that they will be constructing a beautiful five story office building on Lackawanna Ave. on the sites of the WYOU Building, and the Gallucci Music Studios/Steamtown Trading Post Building.  The CEO of this company grew up in Scranton, and is contributing to the ongoing rebirth of the downtown.  Politicians believe this development may have a prominent role in luring more companies to Scranton, like Aventis Pasteur, which has announced plans to rehabilitate the abandoned Woolworth Building next to the Southern Union site.



The New Southern Union Building

This is a panorama of the downtown in 1916 taken from the Hill Section.  The church in the center is on the corner of Mulberry & Jefferson and is now the University of Scranton's Houlihan-McLean Center.  The "New" Hotel Casey, Lackawanna Station, Board of Trade Building, and The Scranton Life Building on Courthouse Square among other early notable landmarks are noticeable in the distance.

So, anyhow, that's my site.  Take a look around, but don't touch anything.  You break it, you buy it pal.

I am no longer in Scranton, and am not sure how current these pictures are.  If you have a digital camera, and would like to assist me in keeping the site current, any and all help would be welcomed.  Just click the email button and let me know.  Snoogins.