Moon Supervisors Approve New RMU Nursing Center

Robert Morris University plans a new building for its nursing program.

The approved the development plan for a 37,000-square foot building that will house School of Nursing. 

The three-story building will also hold RMU's Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education program—called the RISE Center—which enables nursing students to do clinical training with computerized mannequins. 

The plan was approved Wednesday night in a 4-to-0 vote; Supervisor Frank Sinatra was not present at the meeting.

No information on the building's construction timeline was immediately available. Check back with Patch next week for details on the facility. 

A final land development plan for the lots 2 and 3 also received approval from the board. The office buildings will be located off GSK Drive. 

The board authorized payments to contractors following the completion of the Mooncrest Community Center's . The payments were made in the amount of $23,220 and $8,260, respectively. 

Supervisors also approved a payment in the amount of $24,437 to the South Hills Area Council of Governments for repairs done to sidewalks in the Mooncrest neighborhood, including the installation of handicap accessiblity ramps. 

Township engineer Malcolm Petroccia recommended that board members approve a bond reduction for the developers of the Autumn Woods housing development to reduce its performance security from $543,800 to $519,200.

The Moon-based New Pointe Reality has hired contractors to stablize a off Flaugherty Run Road stemming from a faulty stormwater basin for the 34-home development. 

Petroccia said crews have made progress shoring up the hillside, which officials feared was encroaching on the roadway and both Flaugherty and Becks runs. The began in fall 2011, though the slide was first detected as early as 2007. Work continues on the hillside. 

The board approved the bond reduction in a 4-to-0 vote. 

"Based on the remediation of that landslide, we have recommended a bone reduction," Petroccia said. "Based on the progress they've made in the last two months." 


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