Friday, October 19, 2012
Developer would like to build next to KinderCare.
A developer proposed to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission Thursday night to demolish the existing house at 1630 North Highland Rd. and build a Goddard School daycare center. The property sits next to the existing KinderCare of Mt. Lebanon on North Highland Road. The planning commissioners tabled the hearing Thursday night so the developer, Alex Bonson, could work out some issues with the township staff. The property is zoned R-3, which requires the daycare property to be at least 1 acre. The property is just .994 acres. Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart also said he had concerns if the plan contained adequate buffers. The proposed plan contains a daycare center, playground and parking lot. Bob Santo, owner of the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The following intersections were included in the 2005 comprehensive plan and will likely be part of the next.
When the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission met last week to discuss the upcoming 2015 comprehensive plan, they looked back at the progress report for the 2005 plan. The following locations were indicated as key intersections that needed improvement: Some improvements have been made at the Washington Road/Boyce Road intersection. Through township efforts with PennDOT, the right turn lane from Route 19 northbound onto Boyce Road Extension was constructed. In addition, there have been LED signalization upgrades, emergency vehicle preemption and connections for emergency generator back-up. Requests have been submitted to PennDOT and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission for funding at the McLaughlin Run Road/…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Board of Commissioners and the Planning Commission will discuss the comprehensive plan.
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners and the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 to discuss the comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is updated every ten years and consists of goals and objectives for the community during the next decade. The last comprehensive plan was adopted in 2005. A summary of the plan is available in the media box to the right. Thursday's meeting is open to the public and will take place inside the Board of Commissioners meeting room at the municipal building. What do you hope to see in the township's next comprehensive plan? Tell us in the comments.
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…
Monday, August 20, 2012
The complex, along Chartiers Creek, would contain between 216 and 228 units.
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 …
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, July 14, 2012
The Willowbrook Estates PRD is scheduled to come up again at the board's August meeting.
The proposal for a new residential plan is expected to come up again before Upper St. Clair commissioners at their next regular meeting, on Aug. 6. A public hearing for the Willowbrook Estates Planned Residential Development began at the May meeting and has been continued at the request of developer Allen Sherwood “to allow additional time to address concerns raised at the public hearing and review comments from township staff,” according to Scott Brilhart, director of community development. Residents who live near the proposed development have raised the issue of flooding. The PRD calls for 15 new single-family homes off Willowbrook Road and Oaklawn Drive, near the southeastern corner of the township. Sherwood estimates the home costs to …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Representatives from CVS met with Upper St. Clair planning commissioners to discuss the possibility of demolishing Crossgates Plaza and building a new store on the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road.
Yes, there already is a CVS on the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road. However, CVS officials may build a new store kitty-corner from the existing location. Representatives met with the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission on April 19 for a pre-application conference. They said they are looking into demolishing the Crossgates Plaza complex and constructing a new store, according to the township's Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart. CVS's current building would then be available for other businesses to lease. Crossgates Plaza is home to a variety of businesses right now including Einstein Bros Bagels, Boston Market, Healthy Pet Products and Chyten Education Services. It is unknown what would happen to the businesses. Gregg …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Upper St. Clair needs residents to serve on the library board, planning commission, zoning hearing board, and building and fire codes appeals and advisory board.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The Township of Upper St. Clair is seeking volunteer residents to serve on the library board, planning commission, zoning hearing board, and building and fire codes appeals and advisory board (alternate). Visit the township website at www.twpusc.org or the municipal building reception area for a talent bank inventory form. Return form to Matthew R. Serakowski, Township Manager, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 by Monday, March 12, 2012.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Commissioners and residents think a Bower Hill Road entrance to the proposed Bedner Estates neighborhood would ease traffic. Developers say it's nearly impossible.
Upper St. Clair and Bridgeville residents sent a strong message to the Upper St. Clair commissioners and the developers of the proposed Bedner's Farm neighborhood—they're worried about the increased traffic and safety issues the residential plan could cause. The first public hearing on the plan was held in an overflowing board of commissioners' meeting room at the Upper St. Clair municipal building on Monday night and will be continued on March 5. The developers—Heartland Homes and JT Thomas Homes—are proposing to build 136 single-family homes on Bedner's Farm. The plan—as proposed Monday night—has three neighborhood entrances. Traffic could enter the neighborhood using the existing Scarlett Drive or a new entrance on Cook School Road. …