Developer pursues application for Strip District apartments
More rental apartments may be coming to the Strip District.
Zamagias Properties and JMAC Architects asked for zoning approval from the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to convert the upper nine floors of the Penn-Rose Building at 1627 Penn Ave. into 72 residential units.
A hearing on the request is scheduled for Aug. 7.
The companies' application includes plans for a three-story, 77-car garage and an interior courtyard. First-floor retail would remain, as would the Vietnam's Pho restaurant occupying the floor.
Dave Martens, chief operating officer with Zamagias, declined to comment.
The building formerly was the home of Advertisers Associates, a 65-year-old privately held printing company that was foreclosed on at a March 2 sheriff's sale in Allegheny County by Enterprise Bank, the building's owner. The company, also known as Advertisers Reproductions, was headed by Robert Everett.
There have been a number of proposals for apartments in the Strip — from 14 units in a building purchased by Rob Indovina at 3147 Penn Ave. for his office with apartments above to 299 units being built by Oxford Development Co. on Railroad Street.
Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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