Center Township
Jan. 22, 2018

A zoning change approved earlier this month clears the way for a mixed-use development northeast of the Beaver Valley Mall.

Last spring, Dave Laffey, a project director for Castlebrook Development, told the Center Township Supervisors about his company’s plans for two parcels divided by Wagner Road Extension.

The township recently approved rezoning one of them – a 46-acre tract – to allow mixed use.

At a December hearing, Castlebrook’s Pat Nardelli said the development could include medical space, apartments, townhomes and an office building at an approximate cost of $65 million to $70 million.

Frank Vescio, Center Townships development coordinator, said plans currently call for a pair of medical buildings to be occupied by Heritage Valley and the Allegheny Health Network.

Construction of 80 townhomes could begin this spring.

Plans for land near mall call for rental units, two medical buildings
Orthopedic surgical center, office complex coming to former O.C. Cluss property
(Feb. 1, 2018)

A two-story office building featuring an orthopedic surgical center on the former O.C. Cluss Lumber property in Center Township has been approved by the Center Township Planning Commission.

Donald Trant of the Trant Corp. in Wexford outlined for the commission the plans for a two-story, 23.000-square foot building. He said it would have a surgical center, devoted primarily to issues of the hand, on the first floor. The second would include medical and general offices.

The commission granted preliminary and final approval for the development plan, taking into consideration the sewer authority’s concerns about planting trees over an existing line.

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Donald Trant of Trant Corporation in Wexford outlines G&D Medical Properies' plans for a surgery center
at the former O.C. Cluss Lumber property in Center Township.
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GetGo looking for liquor license,
Primanti's thinking about Center site

Giant Eagle is seeking the transfer of a liquor license so that it can sell beer and wine at a GetGo store to be built on the site of the shuttered Toys “R” Us in Center Township.

Township development director Frank Vescio said Giant Eagle bought the location along Route 18 at auction for $3.75 million, outbidding rival Sheetz by about $1 million.

Center Township’s Supervisors will conduct a hearing on Monday, March 18 to consider the transfer of a restaurant liquor license from Pulaski Township.

Vescio also said that Primanti Bros., the eatery noted for piling French fries and cole slaw on their sandwiches, is looking to open a location in a former drug store in the Walmart Plaza, though a building permit has not yet been issued.

The chain operates 44 restaurants in seven states.