New developments coming to East suburbs in 2019
The East suburbs are growing.
The coming year will see a slew of new developments, including residential, industrial and commercial projects.
Below is a map showing nearly all the construction projects planned for Monroeville, Plum, Penn Hills, Oakmont and O’Hara. The map is layered by geography and also color coded. To gather more information about a project, click on the icon where you’ll find information about what the project is, where to find it, an estimated timeline of completion and links to more information.
Some projects already are under construction and will finish up at some point in 2019. Some have gotten the green light to start, but won’t until 2019.
Monroeville will see construction of 13 new projects in 2019. Some already are under way, including the Penn Monroe Shops along William Penn Highway. There are four projects including new housing, a mixture of townhomes, apartments and houses going in on Evergreen Drive, Fox Plan Road and Infinity Drive.
Penn Hills will welcome two new fast food joints — Taco Bell and Rally’s Hamburgers — in its commercial district, along with an O’Reilly Auto Parts on Rodi Road. The municipality also likely will see two new housing projects – one for seniors and the other for veterans along Saltsburg and Jefferson roads.
There are four housing developments ongoing or getting started in Plum next year, totaling around 358 houses along Coxcomb Hill and Elicker roads. The other two plans are along New Texas Road.
“We have a lot of undeveloped area here, and we’re doing our best to manage the growth with all these housing plans,” said David Soboslay, Plum’s assistant manager.
“The most visible impact will be on the school district, public works, fire and police. Development is good. It expands the tax base for the borough and the school district. The trade-off is the additional services you have to provide for the residents, but it’s a good thing,” he said.
In Oakmont, the legendary Oakmont Bakery is expected to open a new spot at the corner of Hulton Road and Third Street by January. Just a block east, construction will start for a new Mattress Warehouse, and the River’s Edge housing plan will continue on with construction.
There are talks of a new restaurant coming to O’Hara from the owners of Mad Mex and other Pittsburgh restaurants on Fox Chapel Road. There also will be a pizza shop on Freeport Road and a medicinal marijuana grower and processing plant on Beta Drive.
To add a development to the map, contact staff writer Dillon Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send mail to 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084.
Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, email@example.com or via Twitter @dillonswriting.