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Bill would allow sale of Hunt Armory in Shadyside and parcel in E. Liberty

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Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:09 p.m.
 

A bill moving through the state Legislature would allow Shadyside's Hunt Armory and a small piece of land in Penn Circle in East Liberty to be sold, state Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Highland Park, said on Thursday.

City Council in February approved designating Hunt Armory as a historic structure. Built between 1911 and 1919, it was named for Pennsylvania National Guard Capt. Alfred E. Hunt, a founder of the Pittsburgh Reduction Co., which became Alcoa. The bill would allow the Department of General Services, with approval from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, to sell the armory through a competitive bidding process, Ferlo said.

The bill also would allow PennDOT to sell a sliver of vacant land in Penn Circle to the nonprofit East Liberty Development Inc., which is working with Downtown-based Alphabet City to put together land to develop retail and office space in the area, Ferlo said.

The Senate approved the bill, which was approved on concurrence in the House. After a final vote, it goes to the governor's desk.

 

 

 
 


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