Thursday, December 20, 2012
Dormont Council approved a redevelopment plan proposed by #1 Cochran earlier this year, and the plan includes several things the automotive group will do for the borough.
Dormont Council has approved a plan proposed by the #1 Cochran Automotive Group for redevelopment on West Liberty Avenue. In a special meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 19, council approved a plan that has been discussed publically for the past 10 months. Council members John Maggio and Eugene Barilla did not attend the meeting. Borough manager Jeff Naftal said that for now, parking in the borough will not change. Residents and business patrons can continue to park where they always have parked. All of #1 Cochran's development plans must be approved by borough council before they are implemented in the borough. The first plan will be parking lot reconstruction, which Naftal said council will vote on in February. Construction and changes to …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Parking has long been an issue in Dormont, and council says there’s no quick fix.
There are a lot of things in Dormont that should be given a second look, according to council President Bill McCartney, and parking is close to the top of that list. A lot of things need to change—especially with parking—he said, but unfortunately, it won’t happen overnight. The leasing of public parking spaces to business owners, as well as the sale of parking permits to residents and employees, were the main concerns of the public at Monday’s Dormont Council agenda meeting. Sergio Pampena, owner of Sergio’s Style, told council he is worried about the number of spaces in the lot behind his West Liberty Avenue salon that are either leased or used by permit holders. Of the 10 spaces in the lot, four are leased by Dormont Appliance and the …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Just two people at an informational meeting expressed interest in the program.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Nephin
Sunday, February 6, 2011
About 50 Brookliners turned out Monday for the monthly Brookline Area Community Council meeting to hear a Pittsburgh official explain a residential permit parking plan. But with only two people raising their hands to indicate they were interested, it seems unlikely the program will come to Brookline. One resident said parking is a problem for residents in the Pioneer Avenue and Brookline Boulevard area and that he wanted the program. Richard Maritzer, of the city’s Planning Commission, explained the process. The program is not neighborhood-wide, but would only be placed on streets or areas where 70 percent of the residents want it, Maritzer said. Residents would have to pay $20 per vehicle to be able to park in their zone, though that does…