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AT&T Broadband looks to move

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 1:57 p.m.

Cable television giant AT&T Broadband plans to move its Greensburg operations to a site where customers will have a clearer view of its office.

The Greensburg Planning Commission Monday recommended that city council approve a site plan and land development plan for a 39,000-square-foot building on a 3.8-acre parcel at the Greensburg Commerce Park, which is off the Mt. Pleasant Road exit of the Route 30 Bypass.

Steve Pilipovich, an engineer for Greensburg Commerce Park, said the developer, John Wagner, plans to construct the one-story building for AT&T Broadband's office and service center. Pilipovich said he does not know if AT&T Broadband has signed a lease for the property, but Wagner wants to construct the building this year.

AT&T Broadband's offices are in the former Westland Dairy at 814 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. The office sits behind a building housing Blockbuster Video.

The planning commission recommendation is contingent upon the developer submitting a plan that meets the city's requirements for landscaping. The revised plan must be submitted by May 8, the date city council will meet to discuss the agenda for its May 14 meeting, said Barbara Ciampini, city planning director.

Ciampini told the planning commission she did not believe the plan provided for sufficient landscaping, but she could not review it as presented.

Pilipovich said the site plan was developed to AT&T Broadband's specifications. The plan includes 70 more parking spaces than required by the city, but no garages to store its service vehicles. The trucks probably would be parked behind the building and would not be visible to traffic on Route 30, he said.

In a related matter, the planning commission approved a subdivision for the proposed office building at Greensburg Commerce Park. The subdivision split a 6-acre lot into a 3.8-acre lot for the office building and a 2.25-acre lot that is undeveloped.

Pilipovich said Wagner intends to extend Towne Square Drive another 500 feet through the development and end it with a cul-de-sac. That cul-de-sac will be connected to Stark Avenue by a gravel lane that will be open only to emergency vehicles. A gate will block off the land to other vehicles.

In other matters, the planning commission recommended for approval a 26-by-36-foot expansion of the Aerobic Center.

The Aerobic Center will be expanded on the side of the building closest to the Kirk S. Nevin Arena. The new area will be adjacent to the weight lifting room.

Ciampini said the exterior of the expanded building will be consistent with the Aerobic Center's existing log facade.

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