Real estate notes

| Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

• Heartland Homes, which is now part of NVR Inc., plans a preview of its 14-lot residential subdivision, Waterford Place in MCandless, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its Pinecrest community in Pine. The new community will be off Ringeisen Road. The homes will feature HardiePlank siding, brick water tables, concrete driveways and upgraded landscape packages, said Kevin Oakley of Heartland.

• At a hearing Thursday before the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment, Jacob B. Metz will seek an exception to operate a recycling processing center in 10,400 square feet of a two-story structure at 2235 Mary St., South Side. Kenneth Jeffrey Hanna Jr. wants to use 600 square feet in an attached garage of 919 N. St. Clair St., Highland Park, for brewery manufacturing as a home occupation. E Squared Construction wants an OK for a 4,800-square-foot expansion of a restaurant and banquet hall in a three-story structure at 710 N. Homewood Ave. Melody Farrin wants to have four poultry birds as an urban agriculture accessory at a single-family dwelling, 1126 Winterton St., Highland Park. Waterford Land Partners LP will return to seek approval for 31 two-story single-family attached dwellings on Davison Street, Lawrenceville.

• Dan Jones of Precision Home Inspections Inc., based in Connellsville, was honored by the American Society of Home Inspectors for 15 years of membership. Jones, a ASHI certified inspector since 1998, does pre-listing and maintenance inspections in southwestern Pennsylvania. Precision conducts inspections of new and previously owned homes,

• A free seminar, “Is Real Estate Your New Career?” will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road, off McKnight Road, by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. Cindy Criss and Cathy Winghart will co-host the event. For reservations, call 412-934-3400 or 412-366-3100.

• The franchise owners of CMIT Solutions in Western Pennsylvania, a provider of managed services and other computer consulting services, will expand the number of offices by up to five over the next few months. Two offices are already in the region. Sam Gupta and his partner, Sunny Yalamarthy, are looking at Downtown, Monroeville and the South Hills, among other sites. Karen Stephens covers northern Allegheny and southern Butler counties. There is a North Hills office.

• Allegheny County and the county Parks Foundation will host two meetings on Wednesday to obtain public input on projects in North Park and South Park. At the North Park meeting in Rose Barn, Pearce Mill Road, GAI Consultants will show schematic designs for the Lake Trail Gateways and Municipal Row Path. At the South Park meeting in the Park Home Economics Building, Buffalo Drive, Pashek Associates will present design options for the Playgrounds Oval. Both meetings start at 7 p.m.

• America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses has opened in Town Marketplace, Monaca, its seventh store in the region.

Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or

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