Real estate notes

| Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 8:56 p.m.

• Ruthanne Belus will be installed as president of the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh at the awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Rivers Casino, North Shore. Robert P. Freeman is president-elect, and Charlene Haislip is secretary-treasurer. Awards include Realtor of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service.

• The Sheraden community may be in line for a full-service grocery. The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority is seeking a developer for the store at 2928 Sheraden Blvd. on property it purchased along with a nearby parking lot for $425,000. The funds came from the Community Development Block Grant and through Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith.

• American Natural Inc. of New York will seek approval Thursday from the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to expand a service station by 300 square feet at Station Square, 1 E. Carson St., South Shore. American Natural will lease the current Exxon Station and convert it to a combined gasoline and natural gas service station under the American Natural name. Swift Dan Enterprises wants to put a sign at Veterans Place, 945 Washington Blvd., East End. Lamar Advertising Co. wants to move a sign at the same site to 2427 W. Liberty Ave., owned by David A. Rohrich. Terry Pegues, who plans to purchase 2416 Spring Garden Ave., wants to use the two-story structure as a child care facility for up to six children.

• TK Construction Inc. of Oakdale, owned by Todd Klippa, has been named Builder of the Year by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. Klippa received three other awards: best multi-room renovation under $300,000, best room addition over $300,000, best kitchen renovation between $75,000 and $150,000.

• Jean Gould will seek approval Monday from the Zoning Hearing Board of Wilkinsburg for a restaurant at 807 Wallace Ave. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, second floor, Wilkinsburg Borough building, 605 Ross Ave.

• Two organizations have completed renovation of a 1,526-square-foot office, leased from Oakland Planning and Development Corp. The renovation for the Oakland Business Improvement District and the Oakland Transportation Management Association was through a $91,615 grant from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: $76,865 for construction and $14,750 for furnishings. Prior to the renovation, Oakland Transportation was considering moving because of lack of storage facilities and insufficient work space for, Mavis Rainey, executive director, said.

• Elmhurst Group is holding an open house Thursday at Cranberry Crossroads on Rt. 228, where its new 80,000-square-foot office building is available for lease. Its other new Cranberry Township development is at the Commons at Thorn Hill, where the first of two 48,000-square-foot buildings is under construction. It can be used as an office, for flex space, research and development, light manufacturing or as a showroom/warehouse.

• Stevens Inn, a bar/restaurant at 634 National Pike East (Rt. 40) in Brownsville, and three apartments at the three-acre site are on the market for $375,000, according to Jim Kelly, a principal and senior vice president of Avison Young.

Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or

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