PITTSBURGH — A developer plans on transforming a grassy lot in Pittsburgh’s West End into a place where people live and shop.
Red Rocks Group of Philadelphia plans to develop 116,000 square feet of vacant land on South Main Street into a four- to six-story, 78-unit apartment building. It would have 2,850 square feet of retail space that would be street level, along with elevated parking on the ground floor for 60 cars.
“It sounds exciting. We could use more shops, better food on the street. It’ll be nice to get activity like that. People that work here love the neighborhood,” Rob Schwerdt, a business owner, said.
The city’s zoning board has conditionally approved the project. However, since the property is in a flood hazard area, the developer needs to apply for a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection permit.
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