TribLIVE

| News


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

Developer pursues application for Strip District apartments

Daily Photo Galleries

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1:57 p.m.
 

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers film session: Harrison on the field often
  2. Steelers are vowing to fix the costly penalties, lack of self-discipline
  3. Mental health facility won’t take Franklin Regional stabbing suspect as patient
  4. Prosecutors float possibility of jail time for former Justice Melvin
  5. Body found in Allegheny River near Clemente Bridge
  6. 20 improbable Pirates wins in 2014
  7. Fundraising under way for Indiana County newborn struck by stray bullet
  8. Healthy again, Penguins’ Dupuis eager for game action
  9. Gunfire plagues New Kensington
  10. Charter school founder’s court hearing must remain open
  11. Crafton men attacked in their home
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.