Cranberry growing with many projects
April 1, 2013
CRANBERRY TWP — New residential and commercial developments are on the township’s horizon. The supervisors Wednesday reviewed several developments. Cranberry Crossroads The Cranberry Crossroads West development on Route 228 that includes the new Dick’s Sporting Goods and the La-Z-Boy Furniture store will get a new retail plaza building and a yet-to-be named restaurant. The approval of the 12,000-plus-square-foot building designed for multiple businesses is set to be approved Thursday. Approval on the proposed 5,500-square-foot standalone restaurant building will be done later. Coal Fired Pizza The supervisors approved a liquor license transfer for the new Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza shop that will be in the Cranberry Crossroad West. The restaurant features pizzas and other items cooked in a coal stove. It will be one of the tenants of the retail plaza that is set for final approval by the supervisors. Pittsburgh attorney Mark Kozar, who represented the restaurant, told the supervisors during the license transfer hearing that the new business will employ 45 full- and part-time workers. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant has seating for 113 indoors and 40 to 60 on an outdoor patio. The business was founded by Anthony Bruno in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2002. It has 36 restaurants in six states including four in Pennsylvania. The two already existing in Western Pennsylvania are in Monroeville and Robinson Township. Farmers National Bank A new 7,400-square-foot Farmers National Bank will be built at the intersection of Route 19 and Ogle View Road. It will be on 1.85 acres, which is the current site of a veterinarian office building. That building would be razed to make way for the bank, according to Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of community development. The new bank would have access to Route 19 and a second entrance on Ogle View that would align with the proposed Cranberry Promenade mixed development that has been stalled in recent years. The Links of Cranberry The supervisors Thursday are expected to approve the first phase of The Links of Cranberry, residential development that includes 21 single family homes and 20 townhomes at the intersection of Glen Eden and Freshcorn roads. That development is being done in conjunction with the Cranberry Vista Apartments, which are to be located across the street from the development. The Links will include a mix of residential designs, along with parklet areas. A roundabout is also to be built at the intersection of Freshcorn, Glen Eden and Powell roads as a result of this development. Architect Dave Lucci of Victor Wetzel Associates in Sewickley said he hopes the second phase of Cranberry Vista, which includes 240 apartments, will be presented to the supervisors for final approval next month. The third phase would include 42 residential units of 16 single family homes and 26 townhomes.