Real estate notes
• Construction is under way on the first of three buildings in 18-acre Century Business Park, along Rt. 19 in Cranberry, by Sampson-Morris Group of Pittsburgh. The 26,800-square-foot building should be ready by year's end, Michael Morris, CEO, said. Also planned are 31,300-square-foot and 15,4000-square-foot buildings, according to John Bilyak and Patrick Sentner, principals with Colliers International Pittsburgh, who are marketing the site. A spring construction start is planned for Sheetz at Rt. 19 and Ehrman Road.
• A proposal to rezone 37 acres in the Strip District to a new classification, SP-8 Specially Planned District, will be reviewed by City Council at a hearing Tuesday in Council Chambers, fifth floor, City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. Zoning is for land along the Allegheny River, from Veterans Bridge to 21st Street, bounded by Smallman Street.
• A four-hour course on OSHA's Fall Protection Requirements for Residential Construction will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, 2041 Blvd. of Allies, Uptown. Full enforcement of the requirements from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is scheduled to begin Dec. 15, said Jim Eichenlaub, BAMP executive director. Cost is $30 per person (lunch included) and only 40 can attend.
• Sail Mortgage, based in Pine, has opened an office at Manor Oak 1, 1910 Cochran Rd., Scott. The company provides home purchase or refinancing mortgages.
• Among major leases announced from April through June was UPMC's expansion at Bakery Square, Penn Avenue. It initially occupied 31,000 square feet and has an option to expand by 17,000 square feet. Metz Lewis Brodman Must & O'Keefe moved from 11 Stanwix Street to the Oliver Building, Downtown. The law firm occupies 21,000 square feet on the 7th and 8th floors.
• The first roof-top solar installation in Greensburg is in place at Natures Way Market, 796 Highland Ave. The $90,000 installation on the 2,000-square-foot roof is a 21 kilowatt photovolaic system, which is expected to significantly reduce usage from the grid. Contractors were Mike and Keri Stoltz of Real Earth Power, Duncanville.
• Keller Williams Real Estate ranked highest in customer satisfaction in both segments of J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. In the buyer segment, Prudential was second. In the seller segment, Coldwell Banker Real Estate ranked second.
• Christopher Beichner, who has been executive director of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corp. since 2008, started his new job as executive director of the Allegheny Land Trust on Sept. 17.
Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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