ShareThis Page
Retail development coming to Blawnox |
Fox Chapel

Retail development coming to Blawnox

Tawnya Panizzi
| Friday, January 11, 2019 9:58 a.m
Google Maps
Blawnox council on Jan. 10, 2019 approved a retail development for the corner of Freeport Road and Center Avenue.

Blawnox residents can look for a new development at the corner of Center Avenue and Freeport Road.

Council recently approved construction of a building at the intersection, near the entrance to RIDC Park.

Members unanimously approved the subdivision of property along with the development agreement. Deborah Laskey, council president, was absent.

Developer of the project is I&M Freeport Partners. Representatives said the new building will be retail space.

Councilwoman Jessica Dayhoff, the borough’s representative to the planning committee, said she hasn’t seen drawings yet. She is not certain what type of businesses will be there but said adequate parking is planned.

In other news, council adopted an ordinance setting the 2019 tax rate at 9.85 mills.

Council in December adopted the $1.4 million budget, holding the rate steady for four years. The owner of a home assessed at $100,000 will pay $985.

Members also reminded residents that the borough’s new garbage rates are in effect. Fees climbed from $55 to $58 a quarter.

Water rates also increased, from $7.95 to $9.15 per 1,000 gallons, with a minimum of 3,000 gallons.

Sharon Drake is a contributing writer.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, or via Twitter .

Categories: Local | Fox Chapel
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.