TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Allegheny County to demolish 5 South Park buildings

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 4:48 p.m.
 

Allegheny County plans to demolish five buildings at South Park with work beginning as soon as August, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Councilman John Palmiere announced Thursday.

The Duck Pond House, McConkey House, McConkey Barn and Sedota House will be demolished at a cost of $35,400, county spokeswoman Amie Downs said. Plans for Schoonamaker Hall have not been put out to bid because it is near Catfish Run and work will require a state Department of Environmental Protection permit.

The buildings have been abandoned for more than 10 years and have “deteriorated to the point that they're unsafe,” Palmiere, D-Baldwin Township, said in a statement.

County council must approve the demolition plans. Fitzgerald and Palmiere will submit legislation to council next month.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates stumble in bid for sweep, lose to Giants, 7-5
  2. Steelers to retire Joe Greene’s jersey number
  3. 30 cited for trespassing at union rally
  4. Killer Baumhammers wants public defender for death sentence appeal
  5. Steelers offensive linemen looking to build on strong 2013 finish
  6. Penn State gets verbal commitment from Maryland defensive end
  7. Pirates’ Alvarez continues to sit, work on throwing woes
  8. Investors content with pace on stocks even in face of good news
  9. Steelers notebook: Brown calls Sanders’ comments about Roethlisberger ‘terrible’
  10. Stowaway’s access to Air Force plane eyed
  11. 2 sentenced for avoiding arrest after Steelers player was stabbed
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.