Updated:PITTSBURGH,None - The Army finally has a place to build a military supermarket in the Pittsburgh region.
This has been an ongoing issue for years.
The Army signed a lease with Allegheny County for the Defense Commissary Agency to construct a new 43,000-square foot commissary and 10,000-square foot exchange next to the McGarity Reserve Center in Moon Township.
Construction is slated to begin in fall 2011 with completion estimated in late 2012. The new commissary and exchange will be available to all active duty military personnel, fully retired veterans, and eligible dependents.
The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County is currently developing specifications to solicit bids by the end of June for a site plan study and environmental assessment using a federal grant, authorities said. To date, $17 million has been set aside for construction of the new commissary and exchange.