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Office complex planned for Perry Highway site

Tony LaRussa
| Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
Pinewood Corporate Park in Marshall will include a pair of three-story office buildings with a connecting walkway.
Pinewood Corporate Park in Marshall will include a pair of three-story office buildings with a connecting walkway.

Work has begun along Perry Highway in Marshall for twin, three-story office buildings that will be connected by a pedestrian walkway.

The Pinewood Corporate Park, which is being developed by the Michael Joseph Corp. of Wexford, will consist of two 30,000-square-foot buildings located on about 5 acres next to the Lachina Drapery and Blind Factory at the intersection with Harmony Road. Company representatives could not be reached for comment.

Main access to the new buildings, which will be constructed with a combination of stone, steel and glass, will be off Warrendale-Bayne Road.

Work is under way to excavate the site and install utilities as well as stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, said Nicole Zimsky, Marshall's planning director. She estimated the project would take about a year to complete.

One of the tenants will be PVE Sheffler Engineering, which has offices in Sewickley as well as Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Texas, Zimsky said.

Marshall's building regulations require that developers install sidewalks, buffer zones and landscaping and lighting that minimizes the impact on surrounding properties, Zimsky said.

While there still are several vacant properties along the section of Route 19 that runs through Marshall, a significant amount of commercial development is under way or has been completed in the past several years.

Projects include Fairmont Square, a 96-unit townhouse project that will include 21,000 square feet of retail space on the northbound side of Route 19. Plans also are in the works for a 146-unit independent living/personal care facility called The Waters Senior Living.

Marshall Crossing, a 16,000-square-foot retail center along southbound Route 19, was completed earlier this year and Marshall Village, a 13,000-square-foot retail complex, is planned.

Work also has begun to convert the former Ethan Allen furniture store into the first full-fledged Tesla Motors electric car dealership in the Pittsburgh area. Site work also is progressing for a Bentley Motors dealership adjacent to the Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle dealers.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368.

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