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Don Allen dealership site

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Don Allen is closing soon. The dealerships sit on a big peice of real estate in the city's East End, and there are already plans in place for that land. A developer wants to build a mix of townhomes, condos, a hotel, medical and office space, and retail. This is a big project. I do have to wonder if the hotel is needed, but I am glad there are plans for this land.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08011/848413-85.stm

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I'm aware of quite a few startups along that corridor, so I hope the development will help to facilitate more of that kind of ecnonomic activity. I consider this area to be one of Pittsburgh's emerging entrepreneurial hubs.

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I live just a couple blocks from there... it's such a desolate stretch... this will be an incredible transformation.

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Don Allen is closing soon. The dealerships sit on a big peice of real estate in the city's East End, and there are already plans in place for that land. A developer wants to build a mix of townhomes, condos, a hotel, medical and office space, and retail. This is a big project. I do have to wonder if the hotel is needed, but I am glad there are plans for this land.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08011/848413-85.stm

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I think the new retail will succeed... Walnut St. is a very tight market

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what's funny is that I just got wind of a neighborhood meeting going down becuase of "anxieties" over the new development. Some people are so ridiculous.... what must go through their heads? "Well.... that big sea of parking lots isn't really THAT bad, is it? Do we really want to add to our traffic problems with some brand new, architecturally appropriate, high-end townhomes?"

On a different, but sort of related note (sea of parking lots)...are there any new plans in the works for the lots just west of Station Square? It doesn't seem like the lack of a casino should keep that area from being developed. A few large riverfront condo towers would be great there...Or at least something...

Between this area and the riverfront area in the stip, you could have plenty more new high-end neighborhoods similar to this Don Allen development, but on a much bigger scale.

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When I visited the city in October, the Station Square area was one place that seemed appropriate for residential development.

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When I visited the city in October, the Station Square area was one place that seemed appropriate for residential development.

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