Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Moon Township considers adding a series of improvements for pedestrian travel.
Moon Township Manager Jeanne Creese said a series of improvements will make the intersection of Campus Drive and University Boulevard safer for pedestrians. With its proximity to Robert Morris University and Moon Plaza, the area is one of the township's most heavily trafficked pedestrian intersections, Creese said. "Between the university and the shopping center, we do see a high volumn of pedestrian traffic there," Creese said. "And it's really been a three-way partnership between the township, university and PennDOT to make safety improvements in that area." Creese said the township looks to install traffic signalization that provides a count-down timer for those crossing in each of the intersection's four directions. Crews will also …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Police in Moon Township respond to a two-vehicle crash.
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Wednesday, January 9
One person was taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital following a two-vehicle crash off University Boulevard. Moon Police Officer David Stitch said two vehicles sustained front-end damage following a collision just before 5 p.m. Wednesay at the intersection of Brodhead Road and University Boulevard. One motorist was transported to the hospital after complaining of leg pain, Stitch said.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Moon officials discuss several sites prime for development—including the Rodeway Inn and vacant Carnot Beer Distributor with senator-elect Matt Smith.
Pennsylvania senator-elect Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, said it was about forging a “bipartisan collaboration.” Smith, accompanied by state Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, boarded a bus Monday afternoon on Beaver Grade Road to tour Moon Township sites primed for development. Moon officials offered feedback about several projects underway in the community and insight into the challenges they face in making those projects come to fruition. Moon supervisors Marv Eicher, Jim Vitale and John Hertzer, alongside Moon manager Jeanne Creese and assistant managers Jeff Ziegler and Adam McGurk were on hand for the tour In January, Smith will be sworn in as the senator for Pennsylvania's 37th district. He replaces former Sen. John Pippy, who resigned from …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
What should move into this University Boulevard building?
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Vacant buildings and unused storefronts are eyesores, but an empty storefront can also be an opportunity. You don't need to be a commercial developer or city planner—or have money to invest in a business project—to have the next great idea. The former car dealership at 5252 University Boulevard has sat vacant since its former occupant, Kenny Ross Toyota, moved down the road in August. to its new location. The building, which sits on a 3.5 acre-lot, is now available for leasing. Now we want to know: What business would benefit the Moon-area community? How could this space better serve you and your neighbors? If you had your pick, what business would move into this University Boulevard property? Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns in …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Development is underway at vacant storefronts featured in Robinson-Moon Patch's "Visions for Vacancy."
The empty Krispy Kreme location on Steubenville Pike will re-open as a Dollar Bank branch. Dollar Bank vice president Sandra Wise said the branch is slated to open on Nov. 19. Renovations are now underway at the site. Built in 2004, the 3,532 square-foot retail space closed as a donut shop several years ago, alongside neighboring Krispy Kreme chain locations in Collier and Monroeville. Dollar Bank maintains local offices on Beaver Grade Road in Moon, Walsh Road in Crafton and Beaver Street in Sewickley. In Moon Township, supervisors earlier this month approved a final land development plan for an AutoZone retail store on the site of the former Triva Pub and Beer Store on University Boulevard. Developers have been in talks to demolish …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The vacant Sherwin-Williams location at the corner off Brodhead Road has been torn down.
Crews last week removed the final building left of the former West Hills Shopping Center, a vacant Sherwin-Williams store, marking another step toward the construction of a planned 150,000 square-foot Walmart in Moon. No construction date is available for the big-box retail store, which will sit at the corner of Brodhead Road and University Boulevard. Walmart must first receive a highway occupancy permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation before any further work can begin. Walmart purchased land for the project in 2007. Planners from Walmart have met with Moon Planning Director Adam McGurk to discuss the township’s building permit process. Is Walmart a welcome addition in Moon Township? Are you looking forward to its …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Sleek new center on Moon campus will house RMU's communications-oriented programs.
Think of it as the creative side of Robert Morris University’s decidedly business-oriented offerings, said RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts. The Moon-based university, known for its business program, on Thursday night unveiled a sleek, new 50,000 square-foot facility that will house its growing School of Communications and Information Systems. The building, named the Wheatley Center after American Revolution-era poet Phillis Wheatley, includes a 3-D design room, gallery and state-of-the-art computer labs. The facility opened to students and faculty with the fall semester, but was introduced to the public during an evening open house. “It has kind of a futuristic feel,” said Alexandra Salerno, a senior communications major on hand of the event…
Friday, September 14, 2012
One driver was said to be inside a van that rolled on its side after a University Boulevard crash.
Update: A van rolled onto its side after a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of University Boulevard and Tiger Trail. Moon Officer Shener Ulke said two passengers in a blue Toyota Rav4 were taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital to be treated for minor injuries after a truck rear-ended it in front of Bob Evans on University Boulevard. The crash occurred just after 8 a.m. Friday. Both vehicles were traveling southbound on University Boulevard. The truck driver, a Comcast subcontractor, has been charged with careless driving. His name was not immediately available. Early reports said one driver was possibly trapped in the van at the time of the collision, though Ulke said both passengers were able to exit the van.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Local officials worried the construction would impact the upcoming Harvest Festival.
PennDOT has postponed plans to work on the Sewickley Bridge over the weekend, according to a notification from the borough. A project meeting today between PennDOT and Lindy Paving to discuss the weekend work on Route 65 led to the decision, the borough announced a short time ago. "To avoid conflict with the Sewickley Harvest Festival, we have decided to cancel the concrete approach work at the Sewickley Bridge until another available weekend," PennDOT said. Milling, asphalt paving and concrete patching on Route 65 will still occur nightly for the remainder of the week and on Saturday and Sunday during the day and night through 6 a.m. Monday. Lindy Paving, however, has agreed to remove lane closures between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
AAA officials have said that Hurricane Isaac may cause prices to rise at the pump.
Pennsylvania gas prices could rise as much as 25 cents in the next week, according to AAA. Hurricane Isaac, which is predicted to make landfall on the Gulf Coast during Wednesday's early morning hours, is expected shut down offshore drilling rigs, officials from AAA have said. The National Hurricane Center forecasts the hurricane traveling at a speed of 75 miles per hour, hitting land from an area southwest of New Orleans. The cheapest unleaded gas in Moon and Robinson townships can be found at GetGo and Sheetz. Sheetz and GetGo locations on University Boulevard and Steubenville Pike, respectively, listed the price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas as $3.79. Sunoco on University Boulevard also carried regular, unleaded for $3.79. …