Friday, October 19, 2012
Team officials say they may look for a site elsewhere if they cannot reach a consensus with Cranberry on design plans for the complex.
After concerns raised by Cranberry regarding site layout and design, Pittsburgh Penguins officials said they could shift plans for a cutting-edge performance center and practice rink in Cranberry to another location. Travis Williams, chief operating officer for the Penguins, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the team is open to looking elsewhere if officials cannot come to a consensus with Cranberry on plans for the complex. After meeting with Cranberry officials earlier this week, Williams said the team would continue to work with the township on the project—for now. “However, until you have absolutely all the approvals that you need, and until you have the deal completed, you’re always keeping your eyes and ears open for other …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Township manager Jerry Andree says facility still is far from a done deal.
Plans are in the infancy stage for the Pittsburgh Penguins to partner with UPMC on a cutting edge performance center and practice rink in Cranberry. "It's really going to be a one-of-the-kind in the country," said Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan. The proposed 150,000 square foot complex would be located in the Cranberry Woods business park off Route 228—near the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn—and offer hockey-related training and injury treatment and prevention. McMillan said the facility would be similar in nature to the UPMC sports performance complex on Pittsburgh's South Side, which is used by the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh and includes sports medicine, practice and training facilities With its attachment to an NHL team …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
There was a partial evacuation at the building after an employee suffering an adverse reaction to medication thought she heard a bomb.
Things are back normal Wednesday at McKesson Automation after a bomb threat caused a partial evacuation of its building in the Cranberry Woods Business Park Tuesday evening. Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said Cranberry police were called to the business, which produces health care automation technologies, at about 8 p.m. after a female employee said she heard a bomb in the building. Upon arrival, police discovered the woman, whose name is not being released, was suffering an adverse reaction to medication she had taken. “She was hallucinating,” Mascellino said. After an investigation around the building, police cleared employees to return to work at about 9:30 p.m.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The complex also is home to Westinghouse headquarters.
With plans for the final phase of the Cranberry Woods business complex calling for more than just the typical corporate offices, residents may soon be able to live where they work. At a meeting Thursday, Cranberry’s board of supervisors unanimously approved a revised master plan for the project that includes housing. Using the township’s Traditional Neighborhood Development zoning guidelines, developers will have the option to add multifamily residences, restaurants, and research and development facilities to the 130-acre parcel of land. “It allows them to change the plan to allow the new uses to go through,” township Manager Jerry Andree said. “It’s the first step. Now they’ll come forward with the final plan, but this just changes the …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Developers will join with township on road improvements.
While Cranberry Woods is known primarily as an office park, living space also could be part of the park’s future. At Monday’s Planning Advisory Commission meeting, James Murray-Coleman of Trammell Crow Company, which is partnered with Mine Safety Appliances in the development of Cranberry Woods, introduced preliminary plans for a 250-unit apartment complex and a separate office building with 250,000 square feet worth of space. Murray-Coleman said the buildings would be the final additions to the last available space left at the park, which also is home to Westinghouse Electric Company headquarters. He described the proposed garden-style, three-story units as upscale yet affordable. “The design also is going to be a high-end design,” he …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Highway overhauls set for 2012 include plans for triple turning lanes -- a first for the region.
From business to housing to the roads themselves, big changes are in store for Route 228, one of Cranberry’s most heavily trafficked corridors. The Roads At Thursday’s board of supervisors meeting, Cranberry’s chief strategic planning officer John Trant detailed major plans for the state highway. Among the planned changes: the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to build new northbound and southbound ramps from Route 228 to Interstate 79.Trant said the construction of the ramps should cut back on traffic backing up on the highway because drivers would no longer have to turn left from Route 228 to access the interstate. That project is expected to take place in the fall of 2012, he said. The township also is working in a public-…