By John Shumway

SOUTH FAYETTE TWP. (KDKA) — The echos of history have long faded at the old Mayview Hospital property in South Fayette Township as a vision of tomorrow emerges.

“Where that truck is, that will be the new entrance to the neighborhood it will sweep down and come through these stakes right here,” demonstrated Rob Bowman, president of Charter Homes & Neighborhoods.

Bowman can see it as if it’s already here –the kind of place you want to come home and park the car.

“And then walk to all sorts of things, walk to Crossroads which is small, locally owned shops to take a break and connect with friends. So grab a cup of coffee,” he said.

Bowman’s Charter Homes & Neighborhoods is bringing their great American neighborhood.

“What is here, what came before and what comes next. In a lifetime we couldn’t grow that tree. And if I can put that in somebody’s front yard just imagine how that makes you feel,” he said.

Every tree has been surveyed and included in the neighborhood plan.

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“These trees stay and right behind here there are 11 new homes that we will build,” he said.

Bowman showed off an impressive view to KDKA’s John Shumway.

Acres of green space across the street for families to enjoy, connecting to five miles of sidewalks and trails.

“There are homes for $200,000 and $900,000 all on the same block,” he said.

Including town homes, there are 600 dwellings in all. No public money is involved, Charter is funding the $200 million development.

The remnants of the Mayview buildings and substructures are being recycled on the site and almost half the property is being deeded over to South Fayette Township to add to Fairview Park.

While there’s still a lot of demolition and recycling to do by next spring, construction will be underway and if all goes as planned people will be living here late next year.