PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Plans to develop a prime piece of real estate on Mt. Washington appear to be closer to reality.
A meeting was held Thursday night where several dozen neighborhood residents got a first glimpse of what developers hope to build on a four-acre site where the Edge Restaurant once stood.
The project will be built on Grandview Avenue, near the Mon incline.
“The concept as it stands now is a 287 unit apartment development with 125 unit boutique hotel, parking for everything on site, 570 plus spaces,” developer Beau Beemsterboer said.
The vacant property is an ideal spot, on a cliff, with pristine views of downtown Pittsburgh.
The Edge Restaurant was demolished in 2011, it closed in 1979.
Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith says she’s thrilled about the new plans, adding “it’s early but it’s exciting to see this project moving along.”
Earlier plans to build a 100-million dollar, 20 story hotel-condo high rise on the vacant land were scratched because the housing market collapsed and developers were unable to put a financial package in place for the doomed project.
Beemsterboer told KDKA TV’s Ralph Iannotti, “I’m excited about the current design, and I want to do something that all of Pittsburgh will be proud of.”
The plans were not shown to the media.
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