Giant Eagle executive joins rezoning appeal
An Upper St. Clair woman and a senior vice president at Giant Eagle have filed the latest appeal in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against a development project set to include a Whole Foods Market.
Last week, residents Margaret Witner and Joseph Lucot appealed the township's April 7 decision to rezone property at Washington and Fort Couch roads for a mixed-use development, claiming that the township didn't properly advertise the zoning change before its passage.
Whole Foods has signed a lease for a 40,000-square-foot store and underground parking proposed for part of the development, on the former Consol Energy Inc. headquarters site.
But rival grocer Giant Eagle Inc. said it has been providing legal support to residents fighting the project, because it shares their concerns about traffic the development could generate.
The developers contend they will make road improvements and that their proposal would cause less traffic than other potential projects for the site, such as an office park.
Witner has filed appeals challenging the project. Lucot is senior vice president and chief people officer for the O'Hara-based grocery chain.
Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or email@example.com.
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