Friday, May 3, 2013
The plan for the 220-unit development will be presented on Monday.
Upper St. Clair commissioners will consider tentative approval Monday for a new apartment complex off of Boyce Road. John Deklewa is proposing to build a 220-unit apartment complex at 2500 Boyce Plaza Road called Torrente at Upper St. Clair. Two other multi-family developments have gone before the board for consideration in the past, but the land proved to be too difficult to develop, according to Bob Orchowski, president of the board of commissioners. A copy of Deklewa's application is available for public inspection at the Upper St. Clair Municipal Building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. All persons wishing to speak about the project should attend the commissioners' meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at the municipal …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The public hearing is scheduled during the regular board of commissioners meeting.
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 in the municipal building to consider a solar panel ordinance amendment. A copy of the amendment is available for public inspection at the municipal building 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The amendment would restrict where Upper St. Clair residents could put solar panels on their property, and require screening and setbacks. Solar panels on the front of a roof would be required to be parallel to the roof and no panels would be allowed to go over the height of the roof. Signage and advertising would also be prohibited. The purpose of the amendment is to make the approval process of solar panels easier in the township. The creation of the legistlation was…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The developer will be looking for tentative approval from the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission.
The Upper St. Clair Planning Commissioners will hear plans for an apartment complex on Boyce Plaza Road on Thursday. Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart has said that the plan has nine three-story buildings. Developer John Deklewa told the planning commission in August that he'd like to build between 216 and 228 apartment units. He said they will be one- and two-bedroom units and probably rent for $1,000 to $1,500 per month. Boyce Plaza Road intersects with Boyce Road near its bridge over Chartiers Creek. The Tribune Review reports Deklewa purchased the vacant land from Fifth Third Bank for $1.2 million. The other items are on the agenda for Thursday's planning commission meeting include final plans for the Bedner Estates …
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 …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Residents are concerned about the effects of connecting streets.
Residents of Upper St. Clair’s Deerfield Manor neighborhood continue to object to a proposal that would eliminate cul-de-sacs. Deerfield Manor Plan No. 9 calls for connecting Turnberry and Circle drives, which would allow for through traffic in accordance with the township’s public improvement code. Those streets also would be connected to another section of Circle Drive, in Peters Township. Upper St. Clair commissioners are expected to vote Monday, Aug. 6, on the preliminary subdivision for the plan, which received the township planning commission’s recommendation July 19. At that meeting, three Deerfield Manor residents spoke out against the plan to connect the streets, including Bill and Connie Karis of Turnberry Drive. Since then, they…
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners meeting has changed location for Monday, March 5.
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, March 5 has changed locations. The meeting will take place at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park in order to accommodate a large crowd. Four public hearings are scheduled during the meeting. Bedner Estates Public Hearing The Bedner Estates public hearing will continue on Monday night. The first hearing took place on Feb. 7. Commissioners asked the developers—Heartland Homes and J.T. Thomas Homes—to take another look at creating an entrance on Bower Hill Road. On Feb. 22, the developers held a public meeting for Bridgeville residents at the fire hall. "It (Bedner's Farm) is going to be developed. The question is what's the best way," Marty Gillespie, …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Restaurant representatives presented plans to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission Thursday night.
There are plans for a Bonefish Grill to be built near the new Target at South Hills Village. Representatives for the restaurant chain presented to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission Thursday night. They hope to open the restaurant by October or November of 2012, which they said is an aggressive schedule. Bonefish Grill is a seafood restaurant chain that started in Florida. It is owned by the Tampa-based OSI Restaurant Partners, which also owns the Outback Steakhouse franchises. Representatives hope to also receive approval from the township to have outdoor dining on a patio. What do you think of the possible addition of a Bonefish Grill in Upper St. Clair? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Some want a cul-de-sac to be built, others want the road to connect to Circle Drive.
Upper St. Clair commissioners will decide on whether to give tentative approval to J.T. Thomas Homes to build 10 new lots in Deerfield Manor. The proposed development would extend Turnberry Drive in the rear of the Upper St. Clair neighborhood. Township staff recommends the new development connect Turnberry Drive to Circle Drive, which would provide emergency vehicles and traffic on the street a more direct way to get to and from Route 19. "If you can make that connection, you should," said Scott Brilhart, director of community development. However, J.T. Thomas Homes would like to keep Turnberry Drive a cul-de-sac street to increase values of the "private and higher-end" homes. The developer also said creating a cul-de-sac would allow them…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Owners would like to build a new restaurant behind the existing building.
The owners of Ardolino's Pizza have taken the first step in their plans to build a new restaurant. The Upper St. Clair Planning Commission gave the Ardolinos tentative approval on Thursday night. After opening up the pizzeria 28 years ago, Rodney Ardolino said he's ready to expand. He hopes to build a second building with more indoor and outdoor seating, and lease the existing building to another business that would compliment the pizzeria, such as an ice cream or coffee shop. "We want it to be a family place; a place for kids to come," said Tammy Ardolino, co-owner and wife of Rodney. Rodney and Tammy have two sons in high school, Joseph and Nolan, who participate in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. They asked the planning commissioners to …