Groundbreaking set for restaurant, day care in Pine
Old Orchard Development Company expects to break ground this month for a new family restaurant, day care center and office building on the edge of Treesdale in Pine.
Pine supervisors approved development plans for the Orchard at Treesdale last month after the township's planning commission similarly recommended approval — with conditions — of the two-building complex off Warrendale Road, near West Union Cemetery.
The conditions for approval include adding trees to help block views of the buildings by residents in nearby homes on Falcon Court and Condor Lane in the Treesdale housing plan.
Old Orchard Development Company also must pay for construction of a turning lane for eastbound motorists on Warrendale Road, at the entrance to the Orchard at Treesdale.
“The land was designated ‘commercial' before any of the Treesdale (housing) plan was developed,” said James L. Cook, a Pine resident and partner in Old Orchard Development Co.
The Orchard at Treesdale will include a 5,000-square-foot day care center; a 2,000-square-foot children's dance studio; a 5,000-square-foot restaurant; a 10,000-square-foot office building; and 125 parking spaces — all on 5.6 acres. The proposed building and parking spaces will occupy about half the acreage.
“There are no plans to develop the other half of the property at this time,” Cook said.
The Orchard at Treesdale will resemble the white and green buildings in Treesdale Market Square on Warrendale Road, where tenants include Luca, a bistro.
“They'll look like the buildings across the street,” Cook said.
The Orchard at Treesdale already has occupants for about 60 percent of its square footage, according to Cook, who declined to identify forthcoming tenants, but reported that they include two physicians and an accounting firm.
Plans for the Orchard at Treesdale also include a coffee shop and other small retail ventures, such as a florist on the ground floor of the two-story office building. The forthcoming family restaurant will be “something similar to a Pines Tavern (in Pine) or Tuscan Inn (in Hampton),” Cook said.
Old Orchard Development Company expects to complete construction of the Orchard at Treesdale by September 2014, according to Cook.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or email@example.com.
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