Real estate notes: $20M renovation of Aleppo health center complete
• The completion of a $20 million renovation of the Sturgeon Health Care Center at Masonic Village in Aleppo, which included a 66,000-square-foot addition, resulted in eight 16-bed units, called neighborhoods. Included are 88 private rooms, each with a bathroom, and 20 private suites, each with two private rooms and a shared bathroom. Each neighborhood has its own living room with a fireplace and large television, a parlor room for parties and family gatherings, and a dining room with a private kitchen. Hawthorne Court, one of the eight units, is home to the new Transitional Care Unit, providing short term rehabilitation for patients recovering from injuries and illnesses; it is open to residents and the community. The Dogewood and Redwood Courts, named for the trees on campus, are special care areas designed for 32 residents with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. Tours of the new center are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 during the Masonic Village and Community Festival and Open House.
• Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, acting for Five Oaks Development, the prospective owner, on Thursday will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to use a two-story structure at 166-68 S. 19th St., South Side, as four dwelling units, and continued use of a six space outside parking area. A hearing is requested by Club Cycle, which filed an objection to the granted Administrator's Exception application of Club Cycle LLC for nine shared parking spaces at 2315 Wharton St., South Side. Amerco Real Estate Co. seeks approval for a 204-square-foot wall-mounted business ID sign for U-Haul at 1200 Western Ave. (1212 Western Ave.) Manchester.
• #1 Cochran will seek the approval Wednesday of the Monroeville Planning Commission to construct a 15,622- square-foot Subaru service building and associated site accessories at 4520 William Penn Highway. Dale Shirley will seek approval that day to construct a 7,700-square-foot motorcycle service building, including demolition of the building at 4552 Old William Penn Highway, and Aretee LLC of The Meadows Originial Frozen Custard, wants to renovate a 1,110-square-foot building for a drive-thru restaurant at 4329 Northern Pike. Public hearings will begin at 7;30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2700 Monroeville Blvd.
• American Renal Associates can proceed with its relocation to 111 Woody Drive in the Pullman Center Business Park, following Butler City council's approval to change the zoning for the CDC building. Renovations are planned for the site. CDC, which is in the building, will move to its offices at 112 Hollywood Dr., Suite 102, on Oct. 3, said Ken Raybuck, executive director, Butler County Community Redevelopment Corp.
• Silver Star Old Fashioned deli has opened in the food court of The Meadows Casino, a site formerly occupied by Perks Expresso bar. The deli is supplied by Silver Star Meats of McKees Rocks.
• The first hotel to be built in the Pittsburgh region by the DelMonte Hotel Group of Rochester, N.Y., is under construction at 300 Park Manor Drive, Robinson. The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh will consist of five stories, have 118 rooms and include 2,300 square feet of meeting space and a full-service restaurant, the American Grill, that will provide breakfast and dinner. Construction financing was through First Niagara Financial Group. About 30 to 40 will be employed.
• A 30,000-square-foot building, in the former U.S. Steel Duquesne Works, will be built by the Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania, following receipt of a $1.79 million 15-year loan at 4 percent, from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. The total investment, more than $5.03 million, towards the construction is projected to lead to 45 new jobs.
• Angelo Martini Sr. is the sixth recipient of the AIA-MBA Joint Committee James King Fellowship Award. The award recognizes individuals who best exemplify collaboration between the design and conctractor professions. Martini is CEO of A. Martini & Co., a construction management, general contracting and design-built company located in Verona.
• The Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at its headquarters, 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Beechview, with an open house for members. Last year, RAMP purchased its neighboring buildings at 1415 and 1419 W. Liberty Ave., demolished one building for added parking and renovated the other.
— Sam Spatter