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Old 11-23-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: 15206
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Brian is correct. Schenley won't be razed. It will be apartments or if PMC or another residential developer doesn't get it, Pitt or CMU could possibly put offices or off campus housing there.

Reizenstein will be razed and there will be a mix of things there. It is more than a dozen acres. There will defintiely be for sale and for rent housing as well as more office space. All of the office space at Bakery Square is occupied. The retail is lagging behind, but that's because of the 2008 crash more than anything.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Brian is correct. Schenley won't be razed. It will be apartments or if PMC or another residential developer doesn't get it, Pitt or CMU could possibly put offices or off campus housing there.

Reizenstein will be razed and there will be a mix of things there. It is more than a dozen acres. There will defintiely be for sale and for rent housing as well as more office space. All of the office space at Bakery Square is occupied. The retail is lagging behind, but that's because of the 2008 crash more than anything.

I always thought that was the plan from the begining! Pitt wanted Schenley for the space since they own pretty much most of Oakland anyway
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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Schenley looks to be going back on the block, this time with a $4 million reserve so that the District can cover its debt:

Former Pittsburgh Schenley may face new sale - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hopefully someone can meet that reserve--even more hopefully, someone like PMC who can put it to use as much needed residential units.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:09 AM
 
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And the sale is on hold while they look into keeping the pool and gym available for the City schools (I'm skeptical that is feasible, particularly if they want $4M):

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...ilding-633044/
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Development proposals sought for Schenley High - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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Now a month or so into having Obama in the old Peabody building - there are 2 to 3 times as many students and teachers and it has a much better feel to the area than when it was just Peabody.

The kids use crosswalks, don't really litter, and are generally smiling, waving good bye, hugging, waiting patiently for the bus or biking home...versus when it was the end of Peabody. The kids then were loud, arguing, pushing one another, walking out into traffic, etc. It is a completely different demographic, not by race or age (though it is 6-12 instead of 9-12), but personality-wise it is much better.

Granted, the
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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Granted, they are still teenagers, but it is a major improvement.
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