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150 New Apartments Possibly Coming to Route 51 Vacant Lot

The lot is found near the Route 51 cloverleaf in south Baldwin.

150 New Apartments Possibly Coming to Route 51 Vacant Lot 150 New Apartments Possibly Coming to Route 51 Vacant Lot

Representatives of the AR Building Company are expected to seek preliminary approval soon from the Baldwin Borough Council regarding the development of three 50-unit apartments buildings on a vacant lot near the Route 51 cloverleaf, Baldwin engineer Larry Souleret said on Wednesday.

If and when given final approval by the Baldwin Council—and once built—the buildings would sit on a roughly 3.5-acre property in south Baldwin.

The property, according to the Allegheny County Assessment Web page, is owned by Nello Fiore of Whitehall Borough, and is located just north of the Baldwin- Pleasant Hills Borough border.

The Baldwin Council discussed the project during an agenda meeting on Tuesday night. Councilman John Conley, the chair of the borough's Zoning & Planning Committee, said at that meeting that the developers are aiming for the buildings to be four stories high.

Conley expressed concern over how traffic will increase if the buildings are opened.

"This will put a little more pressure on that narrow road where the railroad goes over top and there's one lane (Grace Street)," he said.

Grace Street is attached to Bliss Drive, which runs adjacent to the planned site.

Stay tuned to the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch for updates.

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And check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Wednesday for more odds and ends from Tuesday night's council meeting.

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