Luxury apartments augment downtown Greensburg scene
Greensburg's newest apartment building will bring downtown amenities to its tenants, the company president said.
More and more people want to return to city living in downtown areas, said David Morrison of Jet One LLC, the company that owns the apartment building at 103 E. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg is no exception, according to Morrison.
“I think it's getting better each year,” he said. “I think it's due to a lot of things — Seton Hill (University) with the programs expanded and (natural) gas. It's the same thing in Pittsburgh.”
The university is building a 46,000-square-foot dance and visual arts center on the corner of West Otterman Street and College Avenue to house art and dance studios, classrooms, design labs, professional and student galleries, office space, a café and gift shop. Nearby is its performing arts center, another component of a $75 million plan to expand and renew its campus.
The East Pittsburgh apartment building's proximity to restaurants, fitness areas such as the Five Star Walking Trail, Lynch Field and The Aerobic Center, and St. Clair Park ,were among attractions listed in an advertisement by Jet One.
“From the Greensburg Community Development Corp.'s position, it's very good to have people living in the downtown area because they support local businesses,” executive director Steve Gifford said.
“And more importantly, the rents that are collected support the purchase and remodeling of downtown properties,” he added.
Jet One has settled issues with city officials over sprinkler and fire alarm systems, Morrison and city officials said.
The building houses 10 apartments.
All but one apartment has been rented by a deadline set for this month, Morrison said.
The remaining apartment requires an additional inspection by city officials before a tenant can call the apartment home, Morrison said.
The building houses two commercial properties: Treasures for the Attic, a home decor and antique business, and Pop Culture Connections, a business specializing in iconic collectible toys, games and other items.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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