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Allegheny County executive wants Fourth Avenue garage razed

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Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 6:19 p.m.
 

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald wants County Council to approve a plan to tear down the closed 82-year-old Fourth Avenue parking garage.

Council's public works committee is set to vote on the measure on Thursday. If the plan passes committee, it will move on for a full council vote.

The poor condition of the Downtown garage sparked criticism from Controller Chelsa Wagner last year, saying the public works department needs a maintenance plan for all county-owned buildings. Fitzgerald is in the midst of creating a county department which will be charged with the upkeep of county buildings.

Wagner's report said the county failed to do proper maintenance on the building since its purchase in 1989, resulting in sagging floors, freeze/thaw damage, broken drain pipes, exposed and rusted reinforcement bars, crumbling and broken concrete and structural beams that appear to be failing.

 

 
 


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