McKees Rocks Council President Archie Brinza told members of council that Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) representatives have assured McKees Rocks officials they no longer plan to raze the former Crivelli dealership building and will not use the surrounding site as an "entrance point" for a longstanding infrastructure project.
Brinza did not disclose further details during his brief report made during a public council meeting Oct. 12.
The borough has been feuding with ALCOSAN since the sanitary authority acquired the former car dealership property at a price tag just below $2 million in late 2020. Arguing the property represents a vital component of the town’s dwindling business district and protesting reported plans to sink the surrounding parking lot into a deep pit, the borough filed a lawsuit March 16 seeking a halt to the plans.
The suit is still moving through the court system.
Asked to respond to Brinza’s remarks, Joey Vallarian, ALCOSAN communications director, declined, citing the organization’s policy on ongoing litigation.
McKees Rocks Bridge
The 90-year-old McKees Rocks bridge is set to undergo 16 months of major renovation work beginning in the summer of 2022.
The project, for which anticipated costs and construction schedules have not yet been released, will include both structural and paving repairs with work occurring during daytime hours.
According to PennDOT, a single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on the bridge during construction and only one bridge sidewalk closure at a time will be permitted during construction.