Several Kennedy construction projects are wrapping up while another is set to break ground.
Among the row of new buildings recently popping up at the Kennedy Center, a Taco Bell franchise is now open for business, while a First National Bank location and O’Reilly Auto Parts store are scheduled to open later in March according to township officials.
On the other side of the shopping plaza, backing onto the Chartiers Creek, developers are preparing to break ground on a 120-unit apartment complex boasting sought-after views of Pittsburgh’s urban skyline.
Commissioners approved a final site development plan for the apartments during their March 11 meeting, and construction is set to begin imminently.
During his treasurer’s report March 11, Mel Weinstein said an accumulated snowfall in excess of 60 inches brought heavy expenses to Kennedy Township during the current winter season.
With the possibility of yet more snow before the arrival of spring, Weinstein said the township has so far spent $31,000 in road crew overtime pay, $145,000 on salt and more than $3,000 on replacement blade edges for its fleet of plow trucks.