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| Sunday, May 9, 2010

• Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is considering a $100 million upgrade of its campus bounded by North Highland and Sheridan avenues, between East Liberty Boulevard and Stanton Avenue, pending city approval. The initial emphasis will be on landscaping and changes to the front yard, said spokesowman Lisa Dormire. Other projects include upgrading four apartment buildings that house seminary students, possibly building apartments, upgrading 32 single-family houses, renovating the library and the chapel building and developing an academic building.

• Chatham Village Homes Inc. will seek approval Tuesday from Pittsburgh Planning Commission at a public hearing for rezoning its complex from a variety of classifications to mixed use. No new development is proposed for the site, bounded by Olympia Park, Virginia Avenue, Bigham and Woodruff streets and Rt. 51 in Mt. Washington.

• A fifth Sharp Edge restaurant in the Pittsburgh area will open at 922 Penn Ave., Downtown, in June, according to Jeff Walewski, owner. A sixth may be opened this year in the North Hills. He expects to invest $750,000 in the Downtown facility, where he will add a deck and a second floor for catering and events. The restaurant will seat 150. Other locations are in East Liberty, Crafton, Sewickley and Peters Township.

• Mark Cooper will seek approval from the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to place a 41-square-foot illuminated sign at the side of the three- and five-story Reformed Presbyterian Home for the Elderly, 2344 Perrysville Ave., North Side. The Animal Rescue League will seek approval to use an 8-foot chain-link fence along the front and side yard at 6634 Hamilton Ave., Homewood.

• East Liberty residents and business owners can review the 2010 Community Plan from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East Liberty Presbysterian Church social hall, Highland Avenue. The plan is a result of more than 60 meetings which looked at "A Vision for East Liberty," which was developed in 1999.

• Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Westmoreland Conservation District will offer a program, "Buying & Selling Homes: A Rural Perspective," from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the conservative district barn, 218 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. The event focuses on stormwater, wetlands and mineral rights and includes breakfast. Cost is $10. For reservations, call 724-837-1402.

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• Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services hired sales associates Tim Matthews , Pleasant Hills; Samuel Perri , South Hills; Suzette Mathlage , Jill Yocca , Bruce Cover , Cranberry; Stephanine Mussomeli , Hampton; Orsolya Feher , Fox Chapel; Lorraine Hillman , North Hills; Alex Norton , Airport/Beaver Regional; Stephen Gibala , East Regional; and Sandy Rutkowski , Aaron Semenoff , Karen Walter and Racheallee Lacek , Squirrel Hill.

• CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. hired Nicholas P. Matt as a senior vice president to lead the debt and equity financing practice in Pittsburgh.

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