Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gas Station May Be Built on Vacant Site

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gas Station May Be Built on Vacant Site

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A swath of wooded land in Edgewood that the borough has tried to sell for years is in the middle of changing hands, with a developer expected to close on a contract in the spring.

The borough this month awarded a contract to Giant Eagle, which plans to build a GetGo gas station on the 7-acre property behind Edgewood Towne Centre and next to the Parkway East entrance ramp.

"We think that a private business will do well there," Edgewood manager Julie Bastianini said.

One of the few pieces of undeveloped land left in the borough, the property has remained largely unchanged since it was deeded to Edgewood in the early 1990s, when the 340,000-square-foot Edgewood Towne Centre shopping center was built. A raft of covenants and restrictions have since stymied attempts to sell it, and except for a spillover parking lot, the property is covered with trees. …

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