Center Township
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.

Center Township planning to raze,
replace its aging municipal center
It’s five decades old,
and has outlived its usefulness, Rachel DelTondo said.

The Center Township Municipal Building, which houses various township offices, a meeting room and the 
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Center Township Police will move into the Just Like Home Daycare and Preschool Building.
police station, will be razed and replaced, said DelTondo, the township manager.

“This building is over 50 years old. The floors are bad. The roof is bad,” she said. “It’s time.”

A few years ago, the township secured a bond for building improvements, DelTondo said.

Finally, things are moving: The township’s zoning hearing board will consider a pair of variances when it meets Sept. 9.

One would be to allow construction of a new municipal center where the current one sits on Center Grange Road. The other would allow a new public works facility on Wilhelm Drive.

In an early construction phase, the Center Township Police Department would be moved into the Just Like Home Daycare and Preschool Building, adjacent to the municipal complex.

The costs associated with so massive an undertaking will become clearer when bids are solicited later this year, DelTondo said.

Pittsburgh-based PJ Dick has been retained as the project manager.