Wednesday, February 27, 2013
This photo was taken at Edgewater at Oakmont.
This gorgeous view is at the Edgewater at Oakmont housing development. It was taken along the river during a snowy day in the neighborhood. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The new recreation space will be located along Dark Hollow Road.
A future recreation space along Dark Hollow Road soon will have a designated name. On Monday, Oakmont Council is expected to approve the name Creekside Park for the new area. The creation of the area is part of a settlement between the borough and Kacin Co. The developer is responsible for creating the recreation space because its Edgewater at Oakmont housing plan doesn't contain recreation space, per zoning regulations. Oakmont Recreation Board member Tom Bland said members liked the Creekside Park name because it goes hand-in-hand with Riverside Park, the main park in the borough. Another option was Creekside Sports Park, but the rec board and council favored the first option. Creekside Park is expected to have a gravel parking lot, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
New recreation space could be open to the public next summer.
Plans for a new recreation space along Dark Hollow Road in Oakmont are under way. Next week, Oakmont Council is expected to give a nod of approval to a tentative site plan for the project. The creation of the area is part of a settlement between the borough and Kacin Co. The developer is responsible for creating the recreation space because its Edgewater at Oakmont housing plan doesn't contain recreation space, per zoning regulations. Earlier this week, Bud McCutcheon, chief engineer for KU Resources—the firm working on the project—and members of the borough recreation board presented the plan to borough officials. The recreation area is expected to have a gravel parking lot, soccer field, little league baseball field and a field house—…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Missed headlines this week? Catch up!
Did you miss any Plum-Oakmont Patch headlines this week? Here's a chance to catch up! These are some of the top stories for the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 1. 'Jack Reacher,' Filmed in Oakmont, to Premiere in South Side What Would You Like to See in the New Edgewater Commercial Development? Oakmont Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Failure to Pay Taxes Oakmont Police Reports: Drug Charges, Assault, Criminal Mischief Plum Police Reports: Theft, Fraud & Fight _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Edgewater at Oakmont has commercial space available within the new housing plan.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The new Oakmont development is being recognized by James Hardie.
Edgewater at Oakmont has been recognized by James Hardie Industries for its neighborhood design and sustainable construction. The new housing development, located at the former Edgewater Steel site, has received the 2012 "Excellence in Design Award" in the Pittsburgh area. The award is given to builders who are dedicated to creating environmentally friendly, long-lasting communities. Edgewater at Oakmont is a master plan community that includes 242 single family and multifamily residences, independent shops, and neighborhood restaurants. After years of the land lying vacant, Kacin Companies and EQA worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reclaim and redevelop the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Oakmont Council members are hoping to set aside the money to perform a traffic study next year.
Oakmont officials are looking into performing a traffic study at a busy borough intersection. On Tuesday, Councilman Tim Favo said officials received a $20,000 cost estimate from Wooster & Associates of Pittsburgh to perform a traffic study at the College Avenue/Allegheny Avenue intersection. There currently are stop signs at that intersection—it also runs parallel to the Allegheny River Boulevard/College Avenue intersection. Officials have been reviewing the matter due to the added traffic from the Edgewater at Oakmont housing development. Favo said council would have to budget money to perform the study some time next year. The information included in the study would be a part of a "multi-year effort" to improve the intersection, he said…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The HGTV show filmed at Edgewater at Oakmont last fall.
Oakmont homes and residents will be featured on a national TV show on Saturday. The Edgewater at Oakmont episode of HGTV's "Showhouse Showdown" is set to air on Saturday, March 31, at 2:30 p.m. An encore episode will air Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. The episode titled "The Fire and Water Wall vs. The Wall of Mirrors." In each episode, two professional interior designers take over two newly built houses with mirror-image floor plans. The designers will compete head-to-head by creating five signature rooms in each house using identical budgets and on the same schedule. Keeping the stakes high and the designers on track will be host Bob Guiney, from ABC’s "The Bachelor." In the end, there is an open house, and one designer will be crowned …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The school board held its first budget workshop Monday night. On the agenda—revenues.
Though a final 2012-13 school year budget doesn't have to be approved until the end of June, Riverview School District officials have started crunching numbers. On Monday, the school board held its first budget workshop. Board members discussed budget revenues, which currently are at $17.9 million. Business Manager Frank Thompson said the district received approval from the state for two exceptions to the Act 1 index, which is the limit a school district is permitted by state law to raise taxes. The index for the 2012-13 budget year is 2.1 percent, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The state allows for districts to apply for tax exceptions to help alleviate costs outside of the districts' control, for example …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The housing development is coming together, already has several residents and will appear on HGTV later this month.
Development at the Edgewater at Oakmont housing plan is progressing quickly. The housing development, located in the former Edgewater Steel mill along College Avenue, calls for 240 homes—park homes, cottage homes, paired, manor flats, townhouse, courtyard homes and condominiums—ranging in price from $200,000 to $600,000. Homes have been selling quickly. There only are three single family home sites with river views remaining in the entire community, according to Edgewater's March newsletter. Also, there only are two Courtyard Homes left in the project's first phase. The first Manor Flat 4 is "progressing nicely," according to the newsletter, and tours will be available soon. According to an article in the Valley News Dispatch, the …