Monday, January 14, 2013
The developer hopes to begin grading the land as soon as possible.
Upper St. Clair commissioners gave final approval for a cul-de-sac neighborhood off Morrow Road between Engelwood and Hidden Timber drives. The plan will consist of six lots ranging from 1 to about 2.75 acres in size. Some vegetation will be cleared and must remain clear along Morrow Road due to driver sight distance requirements. A series of underground detention tanks and a new inlet along Morrow Road will be installed for stormwater management. A homeowners association will maintain the systems. The developer, Dr. Andrew Zahalsky of Peters Township, will put 50 percent of the stormwater management construction costs in an escrow for maintenance. Sidewalks will be constructed along the cul-de-sac. Zahalsky first presented his plan in …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The planning commission unanimously voted in favor of the plan for the residential development.
The Upper St. Clair Planning Commission unanimously voted Thursday night to recommend the final approval for a six-lot subdivison off of Morrow Road. The plan will now go in front of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners for final approval. The developer, Dr. Andrew Zahalsky of Peters Township, said he expects to break ground on the development in the spring. The six homes are planned for a 450-foot cul-de-sac between Engelwood and Hidden Timber drives. Zahalsky plans to move his family into one of the homes. If approved, the homeowners will be required to be part of a homeowners association. Zahalsky said he will put 50 percent of the cost to replace the storm water management system into an account for future maintenance. Follow us …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The accuser stated she and her 7-year-old daughter were held hostage on a shared driveway.
An Upper St. Clair man is accused of blocking a shared driveway and holding a woman and her 7-year-old daughter hostage. Timothy Lento is facing one count of summary harassment, according to documents filed with district Judge Robert Wyda's office. The accuser filed a private complaint against Lento after the alleged Oct. 13 incident. She stated that she was visiting Lento's neighbor and was leaving down the shared driveway on Morrow Road when Lento blocked her vehicle and attempted to grab her through the window while he verbally threatened her. Wyda on Monday continued the case for six months. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The developer said he hopes to bring plans to the commissioners for final approval as soon as possible.
The Upper St. Clair commissioners unanimously voted in favor last Monday night of preliminary approving a small subdivision for Morrow Road. Six lots along a 450-foot cul-de-sac are planned between Engelwood and Hidden Timber drives. The homeowners will be required to be part of a homeowners association. The developer, Dr. Andrew Zahalsky of Peters Township, said he would pay 50 percent to replace the storm water management system if it needs to be replaced in the future. Nearby residents have spoken out about storm water management concerns. Kim Gales, who is representing Zahalsky, showed photos of Morrow Road when Hurricane Sandy brought heavy rain to the township and said that the existing systems had no problem of handling the rain …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Worried neighbors spoke out during the township meeting.
Despite the concerns of about a dozen nearby residents, the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission voted 5-0 Thursday night in favor of a small subdivision plan on Morrow Road. The owner of the land, Dr. Andrew Zahalsky of Peters Township, returned to the planning commission with a revised plan that went from seven lots down to six. There's also three stormwater deteniton systems planned for the development—one system for the lot Zahalsky plans to build his home, one system for another two lots and another system for the rest of the lots. Zahalsky also moved the road, to be called Treetop Lane, down 30 feet to optimize sight distance. The proposed road is to sit between Engelwood and Hidden Timber drives. Neighbors said they are worried about…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Morrow and Painters Run roads are affected.
Pennsylvania American Water began construction last week to replace more than 10 miles of aging water main in the Pittsburgh area, including Upper St. Clair, to improve service reliability and improve fire protection for residents. In Upper St. Clair, work is being done on Morrow and Painters Run roads. “The replacement of these aging water mains, which are in some cases more than 100 years old, will improve reliability for our customers,” said Jasun Stanton, Pennsylvania American Water manager of field operations for Pittsburgh. “These projects also will improve pressure and fire flow.” During construction, customers might experience temporary service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. Crews will work…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The land is located along Morrow Road.
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners have approved the subdivision of the Marmion Field land. The move is the next step in selling a piece of property located next to the complex to Gabe Hudock, of Peters Township. The commissioners decided to accept bids for the land, located along a sharp curve on Morrow Road, in July. Hudock submitted the lone bid based on the property's appraised value. The new lot is 4.617 acres and Hudock's bid was $56,100 per acre, so the land will be sold to Hudock for $259,013.70. His plan is to construct a single family dwelling on the property. The property is not used by the township. The township purchased the property in 1976.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A Peters Township man wants to build seven houses, including a home for himself.
The Upper St. Clair Planning Commission tabled the vote on a proposed small subdivision between Engelwood and Hidden Timber drives on Morrow Road. The planning commissioners told the applicant, Dr. Andrew Zahalsky of Peters Township, to work with township employees on road placement to optimize sight distance. "This is an area (Morrow Road) that there is difficulty with sight distance," said Scott Brilhart, director of community development. Some planning commissioners also voiced their concern about the plan to create a homeowners association to maintain stormwater management. Zahalsky is proposing a road with seven lots that would end in a cul-de-sac. Planning commissioners told him to keep his options open and consider a plan with fewer…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The property owner said he intends to maintain the character of the heavily wooded property.
A new, albeit small, residential development is in the works for Upper St. Clair. The township planning commission last week heard about plans by Dr. Andrew Zahalsky to build on property he purchased off Morrow Road, across the street north from the Engelwood Drive intersection. Zahalsky, an oncologist who lives in Peters Township, said he plans to build his family’s home on the property. The subdivision would include six other lots, each about 1 acre. An access road would run north from Morrow and end in a cul-de-sac. The plan calls for an optimal placement for motorists’ visibility. “If you were directly across from Engelwood and going south on the newly created street, you would have a terrible sight line because this road is coming …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Emergency crews had Morrow Road blocked on Saturday afternoon.
A Buick car caught on fire Saturday afternoon and spread to a home located on Morrow Road in Upper St. Clair. Helene McNemar and her daughter, Victoria, escaped the home unharmed. Firefighters were able to get the family dog, Midnight, out of the home as well, but five cats remained inside as crews finished putting out the smoke and flames. McNemar said she and her daughter returned home around 1 p.m. Saturday in her father's Buick. She was borrowing his car while her car was getting fixed. As McNemar was doing laundry, she noticed a burning smell and thought it might be from the dryer lint. Soon after, her daughter yelled that the house was on fire. The smoke and flames were contained to the car, garage and kitchen. It's unclear if …