Thursday, April 25, 2013
A public hearing took place in front of the Upper St. Clair Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday night.
An Upper St. Clair resident challenged the validity of the text amendment allowing mixed-use development on the former Consol headquarters site on Wednesday night in front of the zoning hearing board. Moira Cain-Mannix, who is a lawyer and lives on Highgate Road, testified that her chief concern was an increase of traffic at the Route 19 and Fort Couch Road intersection and the traffic that might use Orr Road as a cut-through to avoid the intersection. "This shopping center is going to drive traffic on residential side streets," she said. "I'm afraid we're going to turn into Mt. Lebanon where people are always cutting through side roads." During cross-examination, Cain-Mannix chose not to answer a question from the property owners' …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Moira Cain-Mannix wants the zoning board to overturn the commissioners' 2011 decision.
An Upper St. Clair resident is again challenging the validity of the commissioners' October 2011 approval to allow mixed-use development at the site of the Consol Energy headquarters. A public hearing is scheduled at the Upper St. Clair Zoning Board meeting at 8 p.m. on April 24. The hearing will be held at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park, which can hold more audience members than the Upper St. Clair municipal building. Moira Cain-Mannix argues that the township's decision is "spot zoning," a zoning change that benefits a single property or owner, a process the courts often consider illegal, according to the Tribune-Review. The former Consol property at the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road had a special …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A look back at the 10 most read articles on USC Patch.
1. Plans Revealed for Former Consol Headquarters Site 2. Five Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Upper St. Clair 3. Passion for Food Motivates Man to Open Upper St. Clair Pizzeria 4. Super Bug, or Norovirus, May Be in the South Hills 5. What is Your Neighborhood's Median Income? 6. Upper St. Clair Fifth Grader Sinks Buzzer-Beating, Half-Court Shot 7. Flash Mob Breaks Out at South Hills Village 8. Beware: Flash Mob at South Hills Village This Weekend 9. UPDATED: Giant Eagle Ending Foodperks 10. Plans For Whole Foods, Coffee Shop to Be Presented Thursday Like Patch on Facebook. | Follow Patch on Twitter. | Sign up for the daily email newsletter.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The new Target has delayed a vote on the plan.
The architect and an engineer working on the proposed mixed-use development on the corner of Fort Couch and Washington roads presented a detailed plan to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission Thursday night. The Siena at St. Clair proposal, located where the Consol Energy headquarters used to be, is comprised of 42 percent non-residential space, 32 percent residential space and 26 percent open space. The non-residential space includes a proposed Whole Foods Market along Washington Road. More than half of the parking spots would be underneath the grocery store. No other tenants were revealed during Thursday's presentation, however, developers showed plans for a drive-through coffee shop. "It's very early on," said engineer Dale Earl. …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Siena at St. Clair development will be introduced to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
Plans for a Whole Foods Market, townhomes, shopping and officer center on the corner of Fort Couch and Washington roads will be presented to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission Thursday night. Several tenants are working with the developers, including a drive-through Starbucks and a Burgatory, according to the Tribune Review. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building. Click here for more artist renderings of the development.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Are your kids tired of the same old bagged lunches? How you can spice things up!
The kids just returned to school but you may already be in a “packed lunch slump.” Here are ten ways to make packed lunches healthy, fun and fast. 1. Get a bento box system. Laptop Lunches has great options for bento box-style lunches. Bento-ware includes a soft-sided case with sturdy, dishwasher safe containers (top rack only) that fit together inside, just like a bento box. The system pays for itself as you can ditch plastic resealable bags and pack a far greater variety of lunch options, including dinner leftovers, berries and dips. You can purchase Laptop Lunches online or at the Whole Foods Market in East Liberty. 2. Wrap it & have your child choose the filling. Kids love having turkey and cheese or veggies with hummus wrapped in a …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Whole Foods, townhomes and more are part of a master plan for the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road.
A master plan for 1800 Washington Rd., the former Consol Energy headquarters site on the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road, has been submitted to Upper St. Clair Township officials for final approval. A Whole Foods Market is planned along Route 19. More than half of the parking would be underground along with all the deliveries and trash processing to minimize noise, according to developer Gerard Cipriani. Townhomes are tucked in the back of the development, closest to Fort Couch Road, according to the submitted drawings. The townhomes would target empty nesters. The third planned structure is a shopping center that would have three types of tenants—retail, restaurant and office—in a two-level structure, which is about the same height…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
See the Patch articles that were the most viewed last month.
As the month of December begins, let's take a look back at last month's most read stories on Upper St. Clair Patch. 1. USC Grad Dies From Fall in the South Side 2. UPDATED: Child Killed in Pittsburgh Zoo Exhibit 3. Whole Foods Coming to Upper St. Clair 4. Young Woman Charged With DUI After Allegedly Tailgating Police Cruiser 5. Upper St. Clair Community Remembers Fall Victim 6. Upper St. Clair Father Charged With Criminal Homicide Held for Trial 7. Timetable for Upper St. Clair Whole Foods 8. Jury Finds Upper St. Clair Man Guilty on Fraud Charges 9. Upper St. Clair Gas Station Robbed 10. Supermarket Scraps Upper St. Clair Location Plans Do stories would you like to see in December? Tell us in the comments. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
There were plans for Earth Fare to take the place of the former Dick's Sporting Goods store.
Representatives for Earth Fare, a North Carolina-based natural foods grocer, have scrapped their plans to come to Upper St. Clair. They were going to present to the planning commission last Thursday, but pulled their application shortly before the meeting, according to Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart. The plans called for an Earth Fare store in the former Dick's Sporting Goods location behind South Hills Village mall. Brilhart said the representatives did not explain why they changed their minds. Whole Foods announced their lease at the planned development on the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road on Nov. 8. Click here for the timetable. Earth Fare would have been the fifth grocery store to join the existing Giant …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Here's why it might take three years for a Whole Foods to be built in Upper St. Clair.
Since Patch first reported that Whole Foods signed a lease for a location in Upper St. Clair in the fall of 2015, many readers asked why it would take nearly three years for the natural and organic food store to open. Patch did some digging and this is what we found out. First of all, it typically takes one year to get through the planning process in Upper St. Clair. It takes about six months to get tentative approval from the planning commission and board of commissioners, and another six months for final approval, according to Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart. Second, the site plan where Whole Foods will be located must undergo a traffic impact study and also obtain a highway occupancy permit from PennDOT. The original …