Board upholds decision denying Troiani’s emergency appeal to demolish former Froggy’s building

PITTSBURGH — After a Commonwealth Court remanded the case back to local jurisdictions based on insufficient detail to make an informed decision, the City of Pittsburgh’s Board of Standards and Appeals upheld its denial of the Troiani family’s emergency appeal to demolish a collection of buildings along Market Street downtown.

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The new decision came just at the end of the seven-day deadline established by the Commonwealth Court.

The board argued the Troiani family and its Troy Development Associates LP did not prove the need to demolish its Market Street buildings, which include the former Froggy’s Bar property, in order to be able to bring down a six-story neighbor behind them on First Avenue.

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