Bridgeville Rallies Against Bedner's Neighborhood

Residents could organize a committee to offer alternative entrances to the new USC development.

Nearly 50 people packed Bridgeville’s council meeting Tuesday night that could be coming from a proposed residential development in Upper St. Clair.

could have entrances that feed onto Main Street and other roads in Bridgeville. The residents and borough council contend that the developer could build an alternative entrance to Bower Hill Road, although that would cost more money.

“They’re going to have their cake and eat it, too,” resident Deb Colosimo said. “(Upper St. Clair is) going to have this development, get all the tax revenue and have that road go through our town.”

About a dozen residents spoke during the meeting and asked the council to do everything in its power to stop the access roads coming through Bridgeville. A committee of residents might be formed to offer suggestions to and possibly lobby Upper St. Clair.

Cee Cee McNulty, , said she was pleased with the amount of people who attended the meeting. She hopes the residents, municipal officials and developer can find a way to compromise.

“It’s not so much an issue of a traffic impact, but someone is going to get hurt,” McNulty said. “This is about safety.”

Council President Nino Petrocelli Sr. said he was pleased with the interest taken by the residents and hoped it would continue as they work through the problems.

He said the developer has other options and doesn’t think Bridgeville residents should “suffer the congestion” from a new neighborhood from another township.

“We have a lot of issues with Upper St. Clair and the development to use our roads,” Petrocelli said. “We’re not against the development, by no means. But our roads are not built to add another 800 or 900 cars a day. It’s going to be an absolute disaster.”

He added that , but will exercise less desirable options such as speed bumps if they can’t find a solution.

“There are a lot of things we can do,” he said. “We have a lot of options.”

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Russell F. Kovach Jr. January 09, 2012 at 09:24 AM
Yes; I was using the main st. /wash ave as an example of traffic overflow. Main street/mill st. is residentual. That quicky mart remark was uncalled for. They can spill the traffic over to Mt. Lebo or Upper St. Clair...never happen. All roads seem to lead to Bridgeville. The new housing sitting on hills with nothing but homes. They bypass Bridgeville to go to big box stores. They have peace and quiet. Their children play safely. Use our town tax free. The parkway is set for traffic in the 1950's. So every small town should die? .. My house is paid off and I cook and eat at home with my wife and daughters. Not some glorified food joint! I buy and stay local. We borrow 43 cents on the dollar. This train has to stop. We all will be living like England soon. We do not intend to pay China. Watch and learn. Buy American or local. Take money out of big banks. Buy gold. We are printing money we do not have. Building houses to overtake smaller areas? That is not a neighborhood I want.
Stephen C. McKelvey February 08, 2012 at 12:58 AM
In a time when the housing market is bad why do we need to build houses? Why not invest in our infrastructure,education, or apparently a Bigger Horse for us Bridgeville residents. I grew up in Carnegie, now live in Bridgeville, and I believe that because of development of new homes and lack of foresight places like Carnegie in low valley areas get flooded. You build and build and never take account for what you do when you change the landscape. When these developers are held accountable for their progress mabey then can they accept responsibility and understand, John, WE ARE SICK OF IT!
John Moretown February 08, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Well Stephen guess what pays for infrastructure? The answer would be taxes. I wonder where those come from? Could it be from houses and developments? I do the answer to that would be yes. Last time I checked no one forced you to buy a house in a flood plain. Perhaps that's something you should educate yourself about when you buy a house. What's stopping you for making your house bigger or "developing it"? I say you are scared of change. Put on an addition, add a second story its your house make it what you want. Here's another question if I am a private investor why would I sink my my in building new roads? IF its not a toll road how would I ever get my money back? That sir is what's know as poor business practices. Like I said earlier how you think that you have the right to tell other people how to govern their communities?
Stephen C. McKelvey February 08, 2012 at 09:43 AM
John you still don't get it. I did not buy a house in a flood zone. I live in bridgeville and pay my taxes. Oh by the way where does your children go to school. Last time I checked it wasn't in collier! We have places to eat and shop in bridgeville. If were nothing then don't drive through my neighborhood to get to yours. My family has lived in carnegie all of their lives and what is happening with run off water is because of development for the wealthy and citizens who have lived in one place all of their lives are now subjected to negligence. You didn't answer my question that in a time when foreclosure is at an all time high then why build? I am educated in what I speak but you can't get through to a rock! Im not telling you or anyone what to do but when you will not contribute to a solution don't expect someone else to welcome change in open hearts. Oh buy the way I have added on to my house built retaining wall in my yard and I also used recycled materials that would have gone to a fill. I also used my sweat and time to do this,also I dug around my foundation to waterproof my house. Did i mention I used no machinery just a shovel! Some people actually care!!!
John Moretown February 08, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Actually stephen my children have a 76 percent chance of attending school in Collier township. This is because two for Chartiers Valley three schools are in Collier. Between these two building you will find 10 of the 13 levels of education offered through Chartiers Valley. The other three grades are to be found at the intermediate center located in Scott township. I don't know what you were getting at with your comment but those are facts about the CV district. Second about the housing market in Pittsburgh and I will try to make this simple. The foreclosure rate in this area is extremely low compared to other areas nationally. Nationally the housing market has declined but yet again locally that is not really the case. I will look up hard numbers and post them for you to read, but I am hoping you could simply use google and do some of you own research.


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