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Penn Hills to consider hiring real estate agent to market old municipal building

Dillon Carr
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The old Penn Hills administrative building at 12247 Frankstown Road.

Penn Hills council is looking to hire Michael Pirollo to market the municipality’s old administrative building on Frankstown Road.

The municipality began looking for a real estate firm to sell the building it’s owned since 1937 in October. Manager Scott Andrejchak said there were three firms that submitted proposals.

“So we had some interviews and the staff recommended Pirollo,” Andrejchak said.

Pirollo is a real estate agent for Keller Williams Commercial. He also owns Dream Photography in Penn Hills.

Penn Hills staff, including police and EMS departments, moved to a new building at 102 Duff Road in July and August. The $12.3 million complex includes a 43,200-square-foot municipal and police building, and a 9,000-square-foot emergency services building. It also will have a firefighter training area.

The old building, located at 12245 Frankstown Road, had housed police, EMS and administrative staff since 1968. It sits on around an acre of land and is valued at nearly $2.3 million, according to real estate records.

Council will also consider allowing Craig Alexander, the municipality’s solicitor, to appeal the site’s assessed value with Allegheny County.

“Any reduction in the assessed valuation may make the property more marketable to potential buyers by having an assessment that (is) closer to real market value,” reads the resolution on council’s agenda for a Dec. 17 meeting.

The council meeting will start at 7 p.m. at 102 Duff Road on Dec. 17.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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