Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Pittsburgh-based Sports Legacy Foundation acquired much of the land that will make up the planned Montour Junction athletic complex.
The nonprofit agency that oversaw the development of the planned 78-acre Montour Junction athletic complex has gone out of business. The Sports Legacy Foundation earlier this month submitted a $500,000 donation to the Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority. The funding will go toward engineering and further development of the complex, the Post-Gazette reports. The foundation, which will soon cease operations, obtained property for the proposed complex from the defunct Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad and awarded the property to the county in 2008. The Sports Legacy Foundation also funded much of the clean-up of the former brownfield site, which is located on former rail yards straddling the communities of Coraopolis, Moon and Robinson…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Work on the project is poised to begin after a final land acquisition in Coraopolis.
With the final parcel of land purchased for the 78-acre Montour Junction athletic complex, work is ready to begin on the long-planned county project. Construction on the first athletic field will begin later this year, the Post-Gazette reports. The Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority this month purchased a 1.6 acre tract of Coraopolis land from Trinity Commercial Development for $25,000, according to the report. That purchase marks the final land acquisition needed for the long-planned project. The site will connect the trail head of the Montour Trail to the rest of the Montour Junction property. No specific construction date was immediately available. The sports center is designed to straddle Coraopolis, Robinson and Moon, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The state has awarded a six-figure grant to a long-planned athletic complex will border Moon, Robinson and Coraopolis.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald called a new six-figure grant awarded to the county's planned Montour Junction complex in Robinson, Coraopolis and Moon "great news for Allegheny County and the communities in the west corridor." The Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources earlier this month awarded $300,000 to the long-planned Montour Junction Athletic complex, which is slated to be built on a former brownfield site bordering Robinson, Moon and Coraopolis. From the county executive's statement: “The grant is one of the larger amounts awarded, and we are proud that such a significant investment is going to be made in the county. The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County has really taken the lead on this and has been …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The long-planned athletic complex will border Moon, Robinson and Coraopolis.
The Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $300,000 grant toward a long-planned multi-use athletic complex that will border Moon, Coraopolis and Robinson. The state grant, awarded this month through the Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority, will benefit the proposed 78-acre Montour Junction sports and athletic complex and multi-purpose fields. The money will fund landscaping, handicap accessibility and other site improvements at the facility and surrounding grounds, according to information from Pennsylvania DCNR. The sports center is designed to straddle the three communities, bordered by Route 51 and the Coraopolis Bridge. The site of the complex was owned by the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad before it was…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The project is a part of a series of hike-and-bike trail extensions that could connect Moon Township to Pittsburgh and East Liverpool, Ohio.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Ohio River Trail Council has completed a feasibility study for a new 2-and-a-half mile Moon Township pathway that would extend the Montour Trail to the edge of the Sewickley Bridge off University Boulevard. Vincent Troia, executive chairman for the council, said no timeline is yet in place for the project's completion. The Montour Trail extension is a part of a larger plan to install a 40-mile hike and bike trail connecting Moon to Ohioville, Ohio, near East Liverpool. "If we hear back from those federal grants, we could start work [on the Moon township portion of the trail] within months of receiving the grant money," Troia said. "We could begin work on engineering for the trail." The Pennsylvania portion of the stateline trail …