Baldwin Borough council approves apartment complex
A 129-unit apartment complex likely will be built on a vacant 5-acre lot in Baldwin Borough in the next several years.
Council members last week in a 6-0 vote approved a land development plan from A.R. Building Company to construct a three-building, four-story apartment complex adjacent to state Route 51 and the Cloverleaf.
Councilman Ed Moeller was absent.
Council's approval included multiple stipulations including that the developer receive a highway occupancy permit, a planning module and permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The planned apartment complex meets the requirements for a C-2 commercial zoning district in Baldwin Borough, Manager John Barrett said. The borough's zoning hearing board grants variances to allow the developer to have less loading docks and additional sidewalks on the site than allowed by borough code, Barrett said.
The property, which abuts the YMCA, was sold by Whitehall resident Nello Fiore on May 29 to Baldwin Apartment Properties LP of Seven Fields for $800,000, records from the Allegheny County Department of Real Estate show.
The complex likely will be similar to ones being constructed in North Fayette and Kennedy townships, developers said.
The apartments in Baldwin will consist of one and two bedrooms, priced between $800 and $1,350, developers said.
Council members last month raised concerns about traffic from the planned apartment complex, which connects to Bliss Drive. A traffic consultant for the project said the apartments would add about 100 vehicles to local streets in the afternoon.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
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