The former Star City Cinema site will have a new lead character running the show.
South Fayette commissioners have approved the sale of the property for $5 million to Horizon Properties Group LLC. The sale is contingent on the solicitor’s final review.
Horizon CEO Rodney Piatt has proposed a mixed-use plan for the property, suggesting a 30,000-square-foot office building, with 10,000 to 15,000 square feet of retail integrated into a limited service hotel.
The site, which is zoned C-2 commercial, is adjacent to the Bridgeville Interstate 79 exit and is across Route 50 from the Newbury residential and retail development.
Horizon is responsible for demolishing the theater, and facilities are expected to be in operation in 18 to 24 months.
Township staff estimates the Horizon project will generate at least $25 million worth of new commercial taxable property.
In 2009, the township purchased the Star City property, which covered nearly 12 acres. About 2.7 acres have been sold to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and 0.73 acres were parceled to Washington Financial Bank.
The Sept. 16 vote on the sale was 4-0, with Commissioner Jessica Cardillo-Wagenhoffer absent.
“The development will create an attractive gateway to our community,” Commissioner Joseph Horowitz said.
Amy Philips-Haller, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org