The Boyce Plaza Road apartment complex in Upper St. Clair is one step closer to becoming a reality.
The Upper St. Clair Planning Commission unanimously agreed Thursday night to send the apartment complex plans to the township commissioners in order to hold two public hearings.
The first public hearing is scheduled during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on May 6. The second and final hearing will be in June when the commissioners could make a final ruling on the plan.
Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart has previously said that the plan calls for nine 3-story buildings.
Developer John Deklewa, who purchased the property for $1.2 million, said in August that he wants to build 216 to 228 apartment unit in the area off Boyce Road near Chartiers Creek. He expects there will be one- and two-bedroom units that will probably rent for $1,000 to $1,500 per month.
The planning commission had previously tabled the plans because of concerns about traffic congestion in the area.
The complex would be built on 27.6 acres of property at the end of Boyce Plaza Road along Chartiers Creek in the southwestern corner of the township.