TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Developers to take input on Oakland plans

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

Related .pdfs
Can't view the attachment? Then download the latest version of the free, Adobe Acrobat reader here:

Get Adobe Reader

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

A developer purchased property for a project that could include apartments, retail stores and perhaps a hotel on a 1.5-acre block in South Oakland.

Oakland Gateway Ventures hasn't made public its intent for the 12 properties acquired in an area bounded by Bates Street, Boulevard of the Allies, Coltart and Zulema streets. Parking apparently would be underground.

Developer Bill Kane and Robert Dauer, an attorney with Downtown-based Meyer Unkovic & Scott, scheduled a public meeting with residents of the neighborhood for 6 p.m. May 29 in the Peoples Building at 3433 Bates St., said Wanda Wilson, executive director of Oakland Planning and Development.

“Besides the 12 properties the developer has purchased, we are working with the city to acquire some city-owned properties,” said William Bannow of Point View Properties, who is assisting Kane and Dauer.

Bannow said Oakland Gateway Ventures is considering one- and two-bedroom apartments for university students or medical personnel from nearby hospitals. A hotel could be part of the mix, he said.

“We look forward to receiving input on the site from the neighborhood,” said Kane, who declined further comment.

Dauer said the partnership hasn't decided what to do with the properties because it first wants to hear from people.

Kane, who arrived in Pittsburgh from Charlotte, worked with Zambrano Corp. to develop residential units at the former Highland Building in East Liberty, but the project died when Zambrano declared bankruptcy. Since then, Walnut Capital converted the building into apartments, which are fully leased.

Sam Spatter is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at412-320-7843 or sspatter@tribweb.com. Staff writer Tom Fontaine contributed to this report.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Coal official: Number of W.Va. mining sites falls to 96
  2. Profit falls at vitamin retailer GNC Holdings in third quarter
  3. Radiation detection of drilling waste nearly set at W.Va. landfills
  4. Strengthening U.S. growth reflects help from Federal Reserve
  5. Mylan’s 3Q profit triples on strong U.S. sales
  6. Highmark’s new REMWorks Sleep Store will sell sleep apnea equipment
  7. How to avoid Amazon and still get deals
  8. Hedge funds sue to block EDMC deal
  9. Sweet tooth will cost you more next year
  10. ‘Airbender’ bent rules of Pa. film tax credit
  11. Consol looks to spin off some coal operations as separate firm
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.