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Old Posted Nov 7, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Anyone know what's going on at 8th and Carson? That ugly vacant lot has had a lot of activity on it the last few days, including a number of caissons being drilled. Inquiring minds want to know!

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Old Posted Nov 7, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Refresh my memory. Where was that again?
Near Market Square - where the Gardens is being built.
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 2:26 AM
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Anyone know what's going on at 8th and Carson? That ugly vacant lot has had a lot of activity on it the last few days, including a number of caissons being drilled. Inquiring minds want to know!

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I went to Bruskie's Sports Bar at 8th and Carson. I watched every single playoff game after the 2005 season, including Super Bowl XL from there, and then paraded up and down Carson like a rabbid maniac afterward. Is that bar still there?
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Near Market Square - where the Gardens is being built.
I guess that explains why it be levelled...
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I went to Bruskie's Sports Bar at 8th and Carson. I watched every single playoff game after the 2005 season, including Super Bowl XL from there, and then paraded up and down Carson like a rabbid maniac afterward. Is that bar still there?
Brewski's exists!
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Yeah, I meant 9th and Carson, not 8th and Carson. Brewski's is definitely still there, no doubt about it!

Either way, it's nice to see SOMETHING going on with that ugly vacant lot!

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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 1:20 PM
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I have no opinion on the builder, but 30+ townhouses on 2.6 acres is an acceptable level of density for that location, so I hope the project goes forward.
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Anyone know what's going on at 8th and Carson? That ugly vacant lot has had a lot of activity on it the last few days, including a number of caissons being drilled. Inquiring minds want to know!

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I noticed that as well. The area is fenced off and it appears that some type of caisson drilling is going on. No signs detailing the project though....
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 6:27 PM
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Anyone know what's going on at 8th and Carson? That ugly vacant lot has had a lot of activity on it the last few days, including a number of caissons being drilled. Inquiring minds want to know!

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I'm not sure where I heard it, but a long time ago when the buildings on that lot were being razed, the talk was that they were going to build a new St. Vincent dePaul building there, or something like that.
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 6:28 PM
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so Buncher continues to be hostile to the city...
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 9:33 PM
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Hi all of Yinz,

First off just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Ryan, I have been watching this forum for years without contributing and just recently created an account.
A little about myself I live in South Side and have my entire life (23 years), my family have lived in the flats for three generations n'at. I attended highschool downtahn, which didn't look like it did when I was down there. I love Pittsburgh and believe in it's future.

I look forward to becoming an active contributor to this awesome forum.

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To address the question about the property at 9th and Carson st. (location of the drilling for the foundation)

It is owned by the Salvation army, who plans to construct a building to provide a Carson St store and additional housing (rumor is to provide rehab housing for woman, currently they serve just men at their adjacent building).

The development includes building on the lot (which prior was a parking lot + a demolished beautiful building at the corner cabbot and 9th) and remodeling the property that once housed Pretty bird on Carson st.

Not the greatest use of the property, as a resident of this end of South Side I would rather see the construction of private residential rather than this. BTW residents did fight this from going forward but as how our end of SahSide battled others (Mercy Behavioral) it was no use.

-- Information about the build
Trying to locate an article from the South PGH reporter that covered the build + dispute on the build.

--More info on Salvation Army's South Side property
http://www.city-data.com/allegheny-c...Street-17.html

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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 9:54 PM
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Hi all of Yinz,

First off just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Ryan, I have been watching this forum for years without contributing and just recently created an account.
A little about myself I live in South Side and have my entire life (23 years), my family have lived in the flats for three generations n'at. I attended highschool downtahn, which didn't look like it did when I was down there. I love Pittsburgh and believe in it's future.

I look forward to becoming an active contributor to this awesome blog.
Welcome to the forum!

thanks for the info.
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 9:57 PM
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Below is the information about the construction for the Salvation Army

-- BERNSTEIN VS Salvation Army (PGH Zoning)
http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx...WAR3-2007-CURR
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I also live in the South Side (on the Slopes about as far east as Southside Works). Nice to have a true "neighbor" on SSP!

Thanks also for the information on the 9th/Carson construction!

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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Welcome Pierogi!

The Southside looks like an awesome rave in that link.

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--More info on Salvation Army's South Side property
http://www.city-data.com/allegheny-c...Street-17.html
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Hey Pyrohy, welcome to the forum n'at. I have long since moved ahta the Burgh, but still consider myself to be a life-long resident at heart, especially when rooting for the Black 'n' Gold!

Anyway, good to know about the development, and I agree it's not exactly the best use of that piece of land. I would have fought that myself had I been a resident there.

Oh, good to know Bruskies is still arahnd! Still, given that use within only a block of this use, is that really such a good idea? Rehab that is spitting distance from a bar? What next, building a gun store next to a prison?
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Any news on the status of Schenley High School? I notice the 'For Sale' sign each day now on my way out of work.

Also, I like the signage they have on the Ford Building with all the info about the old motor corridor.
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Hi guys,

I'll piggyback on pyrohy and introduce myself as well. Arrived four months ago via Chicago. I've been an ssp spectator for about a year or so, but this is my first time posting. Living in upper-Lawrenceville now and I'm quickly falling in love with Pittsburgh. Look forward to engaging in discussion with yin.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Any news on the status of Schenley High School?
Out for bid again ($4 million minimum this time) with an RFP. Proposals are due by January 18:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...akland-656680/
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