Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Traffic engineers agree the development will cause a need for Boyce Road improvements, including an additional traffic signal.
Developer John Deklewa detailed the plan to build an apartment complex off of Boyce Plaza Road in Upper St. Clair at the commissioners meeting Monday night. He described the rental complex, called Torrente at Upper St. Clair, as "upscale" and estimated rent for the one- and two-bedroom units would range between $1,200 and $1,800 a month. The plan calls for nine buildings—four would have 30 apartment units and five would have 20 apartment units. Construction would last about two years, and Deklewa hopes to begin in 2013. Deklewa said the apartment neighbors the former Mayview State Hospital, Southwood Psychiatric Hospital and Boyce Mayview Park. A park and trails are proposed for the area near Boyce Mayview Park and a clubhouse close to …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Boyce Road in South Fayette will be closed three days this week while construction crews replace a water pipeline.
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- Mike Jones
Tuesday, February 26
Boyce Road in South Fayette will be closed three days this week while construction crews replace a 60-year-old water pipeline. The busy road will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday and probably won’t reopen until Friday. Pennsylvania American Water, which is overseeing the work, announced the road will be closed between Lawn Shadow and Summit Ridge drives. There are posted detours in the areas around Mayview Road and Washington Pike to alert motorists of alternate routes. “This project will address a recent history of breaks and service interruptions caused by this aging main,” PAWC Operations Superintendent Greg Hlasnick said in a press release. “The investment will improve reliability and flows for firefighting.” The $70,000 project…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Boyce Road pizzeria must get final approval from the Liquor Control Board.
Upper St. Clair commissioners approved the transfer of a liquor license to Ardolino's Pizza on Boyce Road. The vote was 7-0 on Monday night. Rodney Ardolino, owner of the Italian eatery, plans on selling beer and possibly some liquor. Customers will be able to purchase alcohol while eating in the restaurant. Six-packs will also be available for purchase. No alcohol will be delivered. Ardolino must receive final approval from the Liquor Control Board, which may take an estimated six to eight weeks. Ardolino is also asking the township permission to build a new restaurant behind the current Ardolino's Pizza building. The public hearing on the matter will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Upper St. Clair business owners said they're looking to host more indoor and outdoor seating, welcoming acoustic performances in the summer.
The owners of Ardolino's Pizza on Boyce Road have taken the first step in their plans to build a new restaurant. The Upper St. Clair Planning Commission gave the Ardolinos tentative approval last Thursday. 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 …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Cash 'well into the six figures' flew out of a bank courier van's rear door on Wednesday afternoon.
Upper St. Clair police are working to retrieve money "well into the six figures" that flew out of the rear door of a bank courier van on Wednesday afternoon. Police on Thursday said they've received phone calls from several witnesses and are now pursuing a lead. Officers are searching for two white males that were in a white Dodge Dakota pickup truck that are believed to have made off with some of the cash down Route 19 south. Police have a partial license plate, which they are not releasing. Police said it's not too late for the men, or any other person who may have pocketed the money, to return the cash to the police department. "Technically this is a theft, but under these circumstances we are willing to give people the benefit of the …
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Did you find a few extra dollar bills blowing in the wind near Route 19? Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, bags of cash came flying out of the back of an armored courier van transporting money from bank to bank in Upper St. Clair. A passing motorist alerted two employees inside the vehicle that the van's rear door was open and contents were falling from the vehicle. But the warning was too late. A crowd had even congregated near the intersection of Route 19 and Boyce Road where the money rained down onto the roadway. Many of the people were grabbing the cash and taking off. "Unfortunately only $400 was retrieved out of a significant amount of money," Upper St. Clair police Lt. James Englert said. "We're talking …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friendship Village’s health center goes through major renovations.
Friendship Village of South Hills' health center is undergoing a $4.4 million renovation, expected to begin this September and estimated to take a year to complete. According to the health center administrator for the Upper St. Clair assisted living center, Russ Firewicz, NHA, “The health center at FVSH is an 89-bed nursing facility originally constructed in 1984, which has not seen any major renovations in the past 10 years.” He said he is “very happy” that the long-awaited renovation is moving forward. Saxton Strategic Space Solutions, an interior design firm based in Des Moines, Iowa, and the general contractor, Large Contracting Services, Inc. based in Large, Pa., are handling this project. Even the residents had a chance to …