Pittsburgh Public Works department to lease vacant St. Clair Village in Arlington for new garage

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The Pittsburgh Housing Authority plans to lease part of its vacant St. Clair Village housing development to the city's Public Works department for a new garage.

The 107-acre public housing community south of the city's Arlington neighborhood has been empty since 2010. Because the city needs a replacement for its rotting 4th Division maintenance facility in Knoxville, the housing authority is considering leasing it 5 acres in the old development, about 1.5 miles east of the current Public Works garage.

The garage will largely store and prepare trucks for snow removal in winter months, a Public Works project manager, Casimir Pellegrini, said. The garage will be landscaped with sound and sight buffers to lessen impacts on adjacent homeowners, he said.

The housing agency has no plans for reuse of the rest of the old St. Clair Village property.


Tim McNulty: tmcnulty@post-gazette.com.

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