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Old Posted Nov 10, 2017, 8:36 PM
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I'm still pissed about those 2 buildings across the street and how suburban and shitty they look, and how they don't go up to the sidewalk. That property could have been utilized so much better.
I wonder if they used a setback to allow for trees since there are tons of power lines in that area.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2017, 11:13 AM
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Drove past Spaghetti Warehouse the other night... looked like there's some work going on there... any info?
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Stonehaven Brewing I think.
It was all fenced off last week but I didn't see any signage.
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Large Korean Company, LG, Sends 45 Executives To Explore Possible Pittsburgh Connecti

Perhaps the next feather in Pittsburgh's Artificial Intelligence cap.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/...re-pittsburgh/
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2017, 12:38 PM
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Pittsburgh was listed as one of 3 U.S. cities "Reinventing The Modern Riverfront" by Urban Land Magazine:

https://urbanland.uli.org/planning-d...rn-waterfront/
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2017, 5:15 PM
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Pittsburgh was listed as one of 3 U.S. cities "Reinventing The Modern Riverfront" by Urban Land Magazine:

https://urbanland.uli.org/planning-d...rn-waterfront/
Good article, thanks for posting. Always enjoy reading the stuff ULI puts out.

Encouraging to see, though I (and I trust everyone else here) would have really liked to see greater progress along both sides of the Allegheny River by now. It's been very slow.

I would argue that if the Riverfront 47/Brilliant RR Bridge plans were able to truly commence, it would really help get things moving, spurring action on the south bank between Highland Park to Lawrenceville. A stupid and stubborn group of Aspinwall NIMBYs have been a thorn in the side of beneficial progress though. Sharpsburg, Shaler, Etna, Millvale, and PennDOT are pretty much ready to go with it.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2017, 11:09 PM
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Perhaps the next feather in Pittsburgh's Artificial Intelligence cap.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/...re-pittsburgh/
Yes please! 45 executives... Sounds promising.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 1:27 AM
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The Cultural Trust got state funding to demo the Duff's building:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business...s/201711140168

Not exactly a looker.

Supposedly this will clear the way for additional development (was this part of the second phase of the new garage-and-more development?)
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 4:25 AM
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The Cultural Trust got state funding to demo the Duff's building:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business...s/201711140168

Not exactly a looker.

Supposedly this will clear the way for additional development (was this part of the second phase of the new garage-and-more development?)
I don't know how this works. Since it's a project by the Cultural Trust, will the development also be classified as non-profit?
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The Cultural Trust got state funding to demo the Duff's building:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business...s/201711140168

Not exactly a looker.

Supposedly this will clear the way for additional development (was this part of the second phase of the new garage-and-more development?)
I noticed signs last night on a vacant storefront on Liberty Avenue, which said that it would be the new location of Pizza Parma.

So maybe that business is preparing to vacate the building on the corner of Penn and Ninth, which is also expected to be demolished to make way for the Cultural Trust redevelopment.
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Will those two beautiful buildings next to Pizza Parma be preserved I hope?
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Will those two beautiful buildings next to Pizza Parma be preserved I hope?
If I recall correctly, the entire Penn Avenue block between 8th and 9th, including that unattractive parking garage, is expected to be demolished to make way for the new construction.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 2:37 PM
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Supposedly this will clear the way for additional development (was this part of the second phase of the new garage-and-more development?)
Yeah. If you remember the HRC presentation from a few weeks back, it was clear that the second phase (oddly called Phase IV, IIRC) will involve a third tower which faces Fort Duquense Boulevard.

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Will those two beautiful buildings next to Pizza Parma be preserved I hope?
In the same HRC presentation, the developers proposed several ways to retain those two structures, including a facadectomy and retaining the first 20 feet in the front of the structures. Since they're part of the Penn-Liberty historic district, the HRC is going to have to sign off on whatever they do.

Edit: Link to HRC presentation again. Scroll down a ways to find the new proposal.

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After another long ganja break, the zoning board has posted the agenda for another meeting publicly: the one tomorrow. Items of note.

1. The attempt to expand an existing old apartment building on the 600 block of Cedar Avenue from 20 to 27 units was continued from back in October. Obviously it met with some NIMBY opposition.

2. Infill house in Duquense Heights.

3. Infill house in Bloomfield.

4. Some sort of restaurant expansion in the building in Lawrenceville now housing Round Corner Cantina and that Japanese restaurant upstairs.
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"Major announcement" coming from the airport this afternoon about "non-stop West coast service."

I have to wonder if perhaps this could be a flight to Seattle.

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Pittsburgh International Airport posted on its Facebook page that it will "help shape the future of our region."
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"Major announcement" coming from the airport this afternoon about "non-stop West coast service."

I have to wonder if perhaps this could be a flight to Seattle.
Wonder if it will be Spirit Airlines. Their CEO did name-drop Seattle during his recent visit to PIT.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:23 PM
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Wonder if it will be Spirit Airlines. Their CEO did name-drop Seattle during his recent visit to PIT.
Just saw on another forum. It's Alaska Airlines announcing non-stop daily flights to Seattle.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:25 PM
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"Major announcement" coming from the airport this afternoon about "non-stop West coast service."

I have to wonder if perhaps this could be a flight to Seattle.
Google flights from Pittsburgh to Seattle next September

It's Alaska air.
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It's on Alaska Airlines but won't start until September 2018. So a very long lead time between this announcement and service commencement.

Alaska has been expanding to the east coast quite a bit and has their main hub at Sea-Tac.

Great news, and certainly does not hurt the city's prospects for landing Amazon....


http://www.post-gazette.com/business...s/201711150185

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"Major announcement" coming from the airport this afternoon about "non-stop West coast service."

I have to wonder if perhaps this could be a flight to Seattle.
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Just saw on another forum. It's Alaska Airlines announcing non-stop daily flights to Seattle.
Bada bing!

Glad it's non-stop service and not a layover in Anchorage.
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Bada bing!

Glad it's non-stop service and not a layover in Anchorage.
Apparently Alaska Airlines has made Seattle into its hub now.
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