O'Hara OKs housing plan once sewer upgrades done
By Tawnya Panizzi
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
A new housing developing will be built in O'Hara, but developers will have to wait for sewer upgrades on tap for next year.
Council approved “Project V,” a 27-lot parcel near Country Club Lane, just off Saxonburg Boulevard.
The 49 acres will have 26 single-family homes and a clubhouse.
Work won't start, however, until O'Hara Council kicks off its $3.3 million project to install sewer lines there.
The work is expected to provide existing residents and new construction with reliable service where there now are failing septic systems.
Three failing pump stations will be replaced with one new one.
The Saxonburg sewerage project has been targeted by council for more than three years but, township manager Julie Jakubec said, delays were to be expected.
“It's a very long process when you have to get approvals and permits for this,” she said.
Jakubec said she expects Alcosan to sign off on the project in the next couple months, and work could begin early next year.
The residential development will sit on a hilly section of land with an entrance off Saxonburg Boulevard.
Jakubec said developer Andrea Gambotto originally came to council this spring but was asked to make slight revisions based on the potentially difficult topography.
“We wanted a cul-de-sac, and we wanted them to meet with the fire departments to make sure vehicles could access it,” Jakubec said.
“They've done those things, and, now, they just need to wait for us to move forward with the public sewers.”
Portions of the development will be left for green space, Jakubec said.
The land currently is vacant.
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, or email@example.com.
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