Optima Durant Group Triples Commercial Offering of Easton Gateway Project to 15,000 Square Feet

The Commodore Mixed-Use Development to Include 31 Residential Units

June 28, 2019—Optima Durant Group has expanded the commercial floor plan of its ground-up Commodore development in Easton, Pa. to 15,000 square feet, triple the original design. Still on track to open in fall 2020, the eight-story project now includes a mezzanine and additional level dedicated to commercial office space, plus a 350-square-foot semi-private lobby. It also features a 1,600-square-foot gym available to all tenants, 14 integrated parking spaces, 31 residential units, a 1,200-square foot open-air courtyard, a 6,200-square foot rooftop restaurant with a terrace, and a 1,700-square foot retail space offering.

Located at 100 Northampton Street and informally known as “the gateway to Easton,” the Commodore is being marketed as an exceptional branding opportunity for its location, foot /car traffic and visibility from the Northampton Street Bridge (Free Bridge). The development is within walking distance to the city’s bustling downtown and overlooks the Delaware and Lehigh rivers. It is also adjacent to Scott Park, connecting tenants to multiple recreational trails.

“The early interest we’re seeing in both the residential and commercial sides of this project is astounding”

Garett Vassel

“The early interest we’re seeing in both the residential and commercial sides of this project is astounding,” said Garett Vassel, Optima Durant Group founder. “Due to Easton’s proximity to both Manhattan and Philadelphia, not to mention its charm and affordability, the city has become an ideal location for urban professionals looking for a higher quality of life. With its revitalized business scene, culture, cuisine and nightlife, plus its family-friendly vibe and accessibility to nature, you could argue that Easton is becoming the new Brooklyn.” Easton is approximately 65 miles from Philadelphia and 68 miles from Manhattan.

Optima Durant Group is currently in leasing discussions with Fortune 500 companies throughout the entire Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, as well as with several midsize local Lehigh Valley companies. Vassel said the city of Easton is evaluating possible infrastructure upgrades within the telecommunications realm, which would present a compelling offering for large companies that want to have a regional office at a significantly lower price than in a major city.

About Optima Durant Group

Optima Durant Group is a fully integrated real estate company that focuses on development, construction, design and property management. Optima Durant, the motto of the founder’s primary school, translates to The Best Endures. The Company was founded in 2017 and pursues projects within the New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas markets.

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