Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Here is the agenda for Dormont Council's meeting, which will be held today, Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Dormont Council will hold its regular voting meeting today, Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at Dormont Municipal Center on Hillsdale Avenue. Attached to this article, in PDF format, is the meeting agenda, a memo from borough manager Jeff Naftal, and the August reports from the Dormont Police Department. Also attached are documents related to the previous public discussions about the proposed #1 Cochran business plan, documents detailing previous public discussions about the street sweeping plan, documents related to available grants for the borough, and information regarding repairs to masonry work at the Dormont Municipal Center. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Written answers to questions asked about the #1 Cochran business proposal were posted this week.
At last week's informational meeting about the business plan proposed by #1 Cochran, Dormont Borough manager Jeff Naftal said written answers to questions asked at the meeting would be posted publicly. This week, the borough delivered. A document posted on the home page of the Dormont Borough website details answers to questions asked by borough residents and business owners regarding the #1 Cochran proposal. To find the document on the borough website, click here. The document also is attached to this article as a PDF fie. Answers to the following questions are provided in the attached document: The next Dormont Council meeting is Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in Dormont Municipal Center on Hillsdale Avenue. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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Saturday, August 18, 2012
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Share Your Brookline Breeze Photos! Dormont Resident Talks About Flooding Issue Cars Stolen in Brookline, Beechview Arrests Made in Beechview Robbery Dormont Discusses Options for Cochran Plan Pittsburgh Police Advocate Anti-Theft Campaign Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Dormont business owners and residents shared thoughts and concerns at Wednesday's informational meeting regarding #1 Cochran's proposed West Liberty Avenue business plan.
Dormont business owners and residents gave mixed reviews of the options the borough presented Wednesday for working with the West Liberty Avenue business plan proposed by #1 Cochran earlier this year. In February, #1 Cochran proposed a business plan that includes land swaps with Dormont Borough, as well as improvements to West Liberty Avenue. The land swap, however, would involve #1 Cochran taking ownership of the triangle-shaped parking lot at the corner of West Liberty Avenue and McFarland Road in exchange for land it currently owns—a move some said could have serious negative consequences for business owners in that block of West Liberty Avenue. Earlier this year, the borough formed a committee of small business owners and residents who…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Questions and comments about the options will be taken through Friday.
Dormont Council, as well as about 25 citizens and small business owners, met Wednesday to review options for the much-discussed West Liberty Avenue business plan proposed in February by #1 Cochran. The plan #1 Cochran proposed in February included the following: Three options in response to #1 Cochran's proposed business plan were discussed Wednesday. The first option is to do nothing—to not move forward with the #1 Cochran proposal, and make no changes on West Liberty Avenue. If nothing is done, the borough would not gain any extra revenue from taxes or TIF contributions. The lack of funds would mean that streetscape improvements, such as new sidewalks, lights, and landscaping would not be made. The second option is to complete the land …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A public, informational meeting regarding #1 Cochran’s proposed business plan in Dormont will be held today, Aug. 15.
An informational meeting will be held today, Wednesday, Aug. 15, to make public the discussions Dormont Council and committee members have had regarding options for the West Liberty Avenue business plan proposed by #1 Cochran. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Dormont Municipal Center on Hillsdale Avenue. Council President Bill McCartney said three or four alternatives to #1 Cochran’s plan have been developed—one of which is for the borough to do nothing, and maintain the current situation. Details about each option can be found by clicking here. Representatives from #1 Cochran presented the automotive company’s proposed business plan in February. An outline of #1 Cochran’s proposed plan is attached to this article. Each alternative …
Dormont Borough has come up with three possible options for working with #1 Cochran's proposed development plan.
As reported earlier this week, a public meeting will be held Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at Domont Municipal Center to discuss options and alternatives Dormont Borough has formed regarding the West Liberty Avenue business plan proposed by #1 Cochran. Three options have been discussed. The first option is to take no action, make no land swaps, and not create a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. The TIF District is part of #1 Cochran's proposed plan, and was proposed as a way to pay for new parking lots, or for construction of a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) where the current train parking and borough lots are located, adjacent to the Nissan dealership. The second option is to execute a land swap but not implement a TIF district, and the …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Two West Liberty Avenue business owners discuss how they feel about the proposed project.
Discussions about an expansion plan proposed by #1 Cochran are under way, and local business owners are voicing points of both concern and support for the proposed project. Restaurants and other businesses in the 3200 block of West Liberty Avenue could be affected by #1 Cochran’s proposed plan, in that there could be changes to public parking arrangements if the plan is approved. At this stage, the proposal has not been approved by Dormont Council, and is still in a discussion phase. Business owners, residents and Dormont Council members have been involved in those discussions. The plan proposed by #1 Cochran in February is attached to this article in PDF format. Possible parking changes are the main concern for local business owners. “The…
Borough officials have been in discussion with local residents and business owners about #1 Cochran’s proposed expansion plan, but nothing has been decided.
As discussions about #1 Cochran’s proposed expansion plan on West Liberty Avenue continue, Dormont officials said it’s important to note that nothing about the project is final. “Dormont has not locked into any contracts with Cochran,” said Dormont Councilwoman Onnie Costanzo. “Dormont has sold no land to Cochran. There have been no papers signed. We are talking, but that’s all it’s been.” Costanzo and Councilwoman Valerie Martino have been the council liaisons between Cochran Automotive and the steering committee of business owners and community members formed to discuss the proposal. The proposed plan, attached here in PDF format, involves much more than the expansion of the Cochran Nissan dealership. Condominiums or apartments are …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The borough has not entered into an agreement with #1 Cochran to date.
Dormont Council on Monday outlined the procedure they are following for working with #1 Cochran in regard to the automotive dealer’s proposed building plans in the borough. The borough has not entered into an agreement with #1 Cochran regarding the dealership’s proposal, and council members said they plan to look at the proposal carefully before approving anything. “We have not—and I want to make this very clear—we have not committed to anything,” said Councilwoman Onnie Costanzo. “We’re just looking at everything right now. That’s all we’re doing.” Representatives from #1 Cochran held a public meeting at the borough recreation center in February to discuss their proposal for expansion along West Liberty Avenue. A PDF of their proposal is …