New school, police station almost complete at Downtown Easton site

As definite as anyone can be without a certificate of occupancy, the principals in the two projects at the old Express-Times building on North Fourth Street in Easton are expressing confidence that deadlines will be met and the school and the police station are nearing completion.

The police station has a deadline next Wednesday for the closing on the sale, with Easton paying in the ballpark of $7.5 million for what is supposed to be a complete, if mostly empty building.

In a schedule offset by a week or two, Easton Arts Academy Elementary Charter School expects its first day of classes to be Aug. 28 next door, according to Thomas Lubben, who oversees that and other charter schools in the Lehigh Valley.


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