Cranberry's Planning Advisory Commission members on Monday approved a majority of plans for theshopping center, a 98,940-square-feet retail space with a two-story Dick’s Sporting Goods store as its anchor.
ECHO Realty, a Pittsburgh-based real estate and retail development company, is developing the shopping center on Route 228. Pittsburgh's Elmhurst Group also will develop 90,000 square feet of business and professional office space in the same area.
At the developers choosing, the planning commission did not approve plans for a restaurant and a gas station and convenience store on the property.
Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of community development, said the developers held off on seeking approval for the restaurant because they are still firming up plans for the space.
“There is no tenant nailed down just yet,” he said.
Plans for the GetGo were not ready, he said.
Henshaw said the developers would need to go before the planning commission again for approval of the restaurant and the gas station.
Now the plans will be reviewed by Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors.
After nine months of working with the township on the plans, ECHO’s Phil Bishop said he is excited to break ground on the property. That could take place by late summer or early fall.
"We’re excited,” he said. “All the pieces are finally falling together.”