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Developer eyes condo complex for Sewickley business district

| Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:36 p.m.

If a Pittsburgh developer gets its wish, a condominium complex could be coming to Sewickley's business district.

Two four-story buildings — 16,500 square feet and 14,100 square feet — are proposed by Zamagias Properties, a Downtown-based real estate developer and property management company, for a site located between Blackburn Road, Centennial Avenue and Locust Place, according to Sewickley Borough documents.

One will be situated at the corner of Locust and Centennial, and the other at Blackburn and Centennial.

“We are going through the land development process and we'll see how that goes,” said David Martens, Zamagias Properties. “It's going to take a couple of months.”

According to its website, Zamagias Properties manages or owns multiple commercial, residential and mixed-use facilities including Robinson Town Centre.

Hoey's Run LLC, which owns the site, purchased it for $1.7 million in June 2015, according to Allegheny County real estate information. The site had been owned by Martin Wise Properties.

The property contains medical clinics and offices and a parking lot.

The plans drawn up by JMAC Architects show varied options for residential units, ranging for a three-bedroom, 3.5 bath two-story unit to a two- or three-bedroom unit with two baths.

Designs show that Hoey's Run, a creek that runs from near the Sewickley Valley YMCA through a portion of the borough and into the Ohio River, won't flow under the buildings, but rather in between them.

Outside landscaping also includes an outdoor terrace, post and path lighting, a pergola at one entryway, a bocci court, raised bed gardens, a sunken patio, benches, outdoor terraces and a pavilion with a fireplace, according to borough documents. The plans also show access to garage parking under the building.

Considered a “major land development,” the plans are scheduled to go before the planning commission at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, according to code enforcement officer Nancy Watts.

Larissa Dudkiewicz is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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