Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Upper St. Clair commissioners approved the first phase of the Bedner Estates, but the number of homes allowed to be built will be reduced because of the restrictions on the connection to Main Street in Bridgeville.
Upper St. Clair commissioners approved the first phase of the Bedner Estates, but the number of homes that can be built will be reduced because of restrictions to the connection to Main Street in Bridgeville. The first phase of the project includes 25 lots on Diamond and Sapphire courts that will be built by Heartland Homes. The other part of the first phase also includes 21 lots for Thomas Homes. However, township officials said there is a “trigger point” in which the developers can only build a combined total of 30 homes in the phase if the Main Street entrance to Bridgeville isn’t available. And with no in that area, the developers will likely have to negotiate whose plans will be whittled down so the two phases allow for only 30 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Bridgeville officials emphatically denied claims by the Bedner Farm developer that the new neighborhood development is 'going to connect' to Main Street.
Bridgeville’s solicitor emphatically denied claims by the Bedner Farm developer that the new neighborhood development is “going to connect” to Main Street. Richard Ferris, who represents the borough on legal matters, read aloud to the Bridgeville Council a letter he sent to the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission on Oct. 25. In the letter, he denies claims that he wrote to that township saying Bridgeville would not contest the Main Street entrance to Bedner’s. Heartland Homes President Marty Gillespie told the Upper St. Clair Planning Commission on Oct. 18 that Ferris wrote the township a letter saying they wouldn’t be contesting the connection. Our sister website at Upper St. Clair Patch previously reported on that Gillespie insinuated …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The controversial new Bedner neighborhood in Upper St. Clair is “going to connect” to Main Street in Bridgeville. Or will it?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The controversial new Bedner neighborhood in Upper St. Clair is “going to connect” to Main Street in Bridgeville, the developers asserted last week. “It is going to connect,” Heartland Home President Marty Gillespie said at an Upper St. Clair planning meeting on Oct. 18. That surely is news to Bridgeville residents, who thought the Main Street entrance was nixed when their town found information that the road is closed unless the two homeowners on both sides agree to reopen it. In fact, Gillespie told the USC planning commission that Bridgeville’s lawyer, Richard Ferris, wrote the township a letter saying they wouldn’t be contesting the connection. Our sister website at Upper St. Clair Patch reported on Monday that Gillespie insinuated …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Two people suffered injuries in a two-car rollover crash at Vanadium and Main Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Emergency crews responding to crashes on Vanadium Road is becoming a common occurrence nowadays. Two people suffered injuries in a two-car rollover crash at Vanadium and Main Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Bower Hill firefighters said one car rolled over after it was struck by another car. One of the drivers had to be extricated from the car, and both of the motorists were taken to Pittsburgh area hospitals with what were deemed minor injuries, firefighters said. It was the third crash in the area since Saturday and the second rollover crash at the intersection since Aug. 24. Crews responded to two multi-car crashes on Vanadium within an hour of each other Saturday morning. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our …
A traffic study for several residential roads in Bridgeville suggests a few tweaks to help slow motorists and curtail the number of cars in those neighborhoods.
A traffic study for several residential roads in Bridgeville suggests a few tweaks to help slow motorists and curtail the number of cars in those neighborhoods. Borough Manager Lori Collins announced some of the findings during Bridgeville Council’s Monday night voting meeting to give the public a glimpse of the findings. The borough commissioned the traffic study earlier this year to see if there could be ways to dissuade Upper St. Clair from opening an entrance to the new Bedner residential development onto Main Street. But when that entrance option was shut down, the traffic study still offered ideas for problematic areas in town. Collins said there were a few minor suggestions for Pesavento Drive, Main Street and Cook School Road that …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Scott Township police said they plan to charge the driver involved in the rollover crash last week near Vanadium Road with DUI.
Scott Township police said they plan to charge the driver involved in the rollover crash last week near Vanadium Road with DUI. Police said Paul Herstek, 27, of Sharpsburg, was driving under the influence when he crashed his shortly before 11 p.m. on Aug. 24 near the Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Herstek was injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital. Police did not say how seriously he was injured. Herstek also faces charges of marijuana possession, other drug law violations and accident involving damage. Police plan to send a summons with the charges in the mail to Herstek. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Lawyers from Upper St. Clair and the developer have multiple legal questions about Bridgeville closing a section of Main Street to the Bedner's Farm residential plan.
Bridgeville’s attempt to halt the Bedner’s Farm residential development’s Main Street entrance has hit a roadblock The borough is temporarily backing off its plans to block the residential development in Upper St. Clair from connecting to Main Street after some have questioned its legality. The borough council was expected to vote Monday night on a plan that would essentially close a small section of grass that would become one of three entrances to the new development. But lawyers from the developer and Upper St. Clair’s attorney attended the meeting after notifying the borough they had multiple legal questions. They didn’t have to say anything at the meeting, however, because Bridgeville officials pulled the decision from the agenda …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The borough hopes that will block the Bedner neighborhood’s plans for an entrance on Main Street.
When is a street not a street? Bridgeville is trying to remove an 11-by-25 grass and dirt section of Main Street from the borough’s street plans in order to block the Bedner’s developer from building an entrance in that area. The borough council voted unanimously after a 40-minute public hearing on the issue to grant a neighbor’s petition to close the small patch of grass near a farm gate to traffic. It’s too early to tell if the decision will scuttle plans by the Bedner’s developers to build an entrance there, or if it merely will be a nuisance for the residential plan. “I know this isn’t the solution to the problem,” said Neil Lyons, the neighbor who petitioned the borough. “But it’s something that I have the ability to do to prevent …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Some Bridgeville residents want a small park to block traffic from dumping out onto Main Street.
A few Bridgeville residents are pushing to build a small park to block the proposed entrance to Bedner’s residential plan from dumping traffic onto Main Street. They suggested calling it Main Street Park or—with tongue placed firmly in cheek—Barrier Park. Cee Cee McNulty, who lives on the road and is concerned about additional traffic, said three state representatives all suggested the community build a park on its right-of-way in order to force developers to build an entrance elsewhere. The developers previously said they prefer the Main Street entrance because other options are much more costly. “We need to do whatever we can to fight this,” McNulty said during Bridgeville Borough Council’s Monday night meeting. “I don’t think we should …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The hearing will likely begin Monday night and be continued until March 5 to take staff testimony.
All residents who wish to make comments about the proposed Bedner's Farm subdivision should attend the public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the board of commissioners' room at the Upper St. Clair municipal building. Scott Brilhart, director of community development, recommended the board plan on continuing the public hearing to March 5 for the purpose of taking staff testimony, which means commissioners will likely not take a vote on the plan until the March 5 hearing. The developers—Heartland Homes and JT Thomas Homes—have applied to build 136 single-family lots on the existing Bedner's farmland. They plan to call the neighborhood Bedner Estates. The Upper St. Clair Planning Commission recommended the board of commissioners approve …