A 200-plus-unit apartment complex is proposed for Upper St. Clair.
Developer John Deklewa brought the proposal to the township planning commission Thursday for a preapplication conference.
The complex would be built on 27.6 acres of property at the end of Boyce Plaza Road, along Chartiers Creek in the southwestern corner of the township. Previous plans to build patio homes on the site were scuttled because of lack of economic viability.
Between 216 and 228 apartments are targeted for construction. Deklewa said they will be one- and two-bedroom units, 900 to 1,200 square feet, and probably rent for $1,000 to $1,500 per month.
Boyce Plaza Road intersects with Boyce Road near its bridge over Chartiers Creek. Deklewa said the traffic impact would be relatively low, considering the transient nature of apartment renters.
He also told the planning commission that plenty of green space would be preserved at the site.
Also at Thursday’s meeting, the commission recommended final approval of the Willowbrook Estates Planned Residential Development. The PRD now goes to township commissioners for the green light.
Commissioners gave tentative approval by a 4-3 vote on Aug. 6.