Cranberry Woods project to get review
Cranberry development officials on Monday will discuss the Village of Cranberry Woods project, which features the planned UPMC-Pittsburgh Penguins sports medicine facility.
The township's planning advisory commission will listen to information from Ron Henshaw, the township's director of community development, about the master development plan, which includes a mix of retail shops, hotels and office buildings along Route 228.
The main attraction has been the UPMC-backed sports training center and hockey practice rink that the Penguins would use when Consol Energy Center is not available.
UPMC would build and own the facility, and the Penguins are expected to lease most of it.
Henshaw said developers will make their presentation July 1 and then the master plan approval would go on to township supervisors, a process that could take a few months. The township has to approve individual phases of the development project. The total development site is about 57 acres. A Hilton Garden Inn is open on the site.
Henshaw said developers are working on a grading plan for the site, which could include large retaining walls.
The state in January awarded the Butler County Community Development Corp. a $3 million grant for the project.
The planning advisory commission meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at the township building on Rochester Road.
Bill Vidonic is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5621 or email@example.com.
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