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New office space could be planned for South Fayette

| Friday, June 16, 2017, 11:45 p.m.

New office space could emerge overlooking South Fayette, but the owner doesn't know when it will happen or what exactly will be there.

South Fayette Commissioners voted last week to rezone a plot of land on Hickory Grade Road, across from Watson Institute, to B-1 (business) from a residential zoning.

Alan Axelson, owner of InterCare Properties, said the property, which also sits in front of Abele Business Park, was not of good use for housing.

“It overlooks a beautiful substation,” he said.

Axelson has owned the property since 1988. He said he waited until the area began developing to put it to use.

He said the expansion of Abele Business Park has made the timing right.

“We waited many years to see how the area would develop,” he said.

Axelson said that while he has no concrete plans, he tentatively expects to construct a four-story, 80,000-square-foot building similar to the new structure in Abele, overlooking Millers Run Road and Interstate 79.

He added he does not have a timetable to begin the project.

Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve the rezoning. Commissioner Lisa Malosh did not attend the meeting.

Eric Eisert is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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