Real Estate Notes
â¢ The John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, on the Children’s Hospital campus in Lawrenceville, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification. Designed by Astorino Inc., the six-floor, 350,000-square-foot laboratory is part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s $625 million, 1.4 million-square-foot hospital replacement project.
â¢ The Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment will hear a request Thursday by J&B Properties to convert a former elementary school at 850 Boggs Ave., Mt. Washington, into a 14-unit apartment. West Carson Associates Inc. will seek approval for construction of a 15-story hotel at 1217 W. Carson St., South Shore. The hearing was rescheduled from Oct. 21. Giant Eagle Inc. will seek an OK for a sign (GetGo Kitchen) at 117 S. 18th St., South Side.
â¢ First Niagara Bank approved financing for Range Resources Inc’s. regional headquarters at Southpointe II, to be developed by Horizon Properties Group, and for two apartment developments by A.R. Building Co, according to Kris Volpatti, vice president, commercial real estate lending. The apartments are Chatham Commons, a 128-unit complex in Cranberry, and Bright Oaks Apartments, a 270-unit complex in North Fayette. First Niagara committed financing for the first 120 units.
â¢ BrightStar, a home care and medical staffing agency, opened its second location in the region at 161 Waterdam Road, McMurray. It will service Washington and Greene counties. Operators are Brian and Kim Achenbach. The other BrightStar, under different ownership, is in Mt. Lebanon.
â¢ Additions in Lawrenceville are Eclipse Lounge, former location of Bill’s Tavern, 3705 Butler St., and Distinguished Antiquities Solutions, 5326 Butler St.
â¢ James C. Rumbaugh, president of Meritage Group Inc., has purchased 195 acres along Logan Road, Pine, from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, Byzantine Rite, for $1.548 million, according to a deed filed in Allegheny County. Rumbaugh plans to build Pinecrest, a development with 69 houses, on the site.
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â¢ Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services hired sales associates Doreen Gerhart and Chris Billmann , Cranberry; Leigh Friday , Fox Chapel; Chris Christman and Jim Gaynor , Peters; Susan Nowicki , South Hills; and Nora Sullivan , Shadyside.
â¢ Eric A. Booth and Thea Manos Martin have become shareholders and associates at Desmone & Associates Architects. Joseph M. Professori Sr. , director of business development at the firm, was appointed to the board of directors of the Beaver County YMCA.
â¢ NAI Pittsburgh Commercial hired Sara Boehm as an administrative assistant.
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