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Bigelow to partially reopen as construction moves into fourth phase

Parts of Bigelow Boulevard will reopen on Saturday as the University's massive construction project moves into its fourth phase.

By Maura Scrabis, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Parts of Bigelow Boulevard will reopen next Saturday as the University's massive construction project moves into its fourth phase.

Renovations to former PAA building continue amid pandemic

After closing in April 2017, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association building, now owned by Walnut Capital, is planned to reopen for occupancy in spring 2021.

By Alex Nieves, For The Pitt News

October 14, 2020

Since then, Walnut Capital, a local property management company, has acquired the building and is currently renovating it. Construction began in late summer 2018 and was expected to last 18-24 months, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the state halted nonessential construction. Todd Reidbord, president and founding partner of Walnut Capital, said he expects the building to be ready for occupancy in spring 2021.

New off-campus student housing, multi-purpose building planned for Forbes

An Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday night provided updates on a new proposed development along Forbes Avenue.

By Thea Barrett, For The Pitt News

August 26, 2020

The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a community meeting online Tuesday night, providing a space to give updates on projects happening around the neighborhood as well as allowing community members to give their feedback. Clark Street Holdings presented its plan to develop a multi-use space, similar to the recently constructed Bridge on Forbes building, on the former site of the Marathon gas station at 3500 Forbes Ave.

Pitt to continue construction on ‘essential’ projects only

The construction project on Bigelow Boulevard, originally scheduled to finish in August, is now scheduled to be completed in October.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

The construction on Bigelow Boulevard is now set to finish its third and final phase in October. It originally had an August completion date, before Welcome Week for incoming first-year students.

Pitt construction halted under governor’s order

Pitt will resume construction activity on Bigelow Boulevard following an order from Gov. Tom Wolf permitting construction projects in PA to resume.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

As businesses shutter across Pennsylvania in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the roaring sounds of construction normally heard across Pitt have gone silent as well.

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

The closure of the Chevron and Eberly stairs, the main passages to upper campus and Panther and Irvis Halls from Chevron Science Center, have impacted students by requiring them to find alternate ways to move between upper and lower campus.

By Paige Lawler, Staff Columnist

January 16, 2020

Inaccessibility and change on campus is frustrating and inconvenient for students. However, there is hope that at the end of the construction lies a revitalized, more sustainable campus.

Opinion | Master Plan will fail Pitt students

Building projects outlined in the Campus Master Plan are scheduled for completion over the next three decades.

By Cammy Morsberger, For The Pitt News

November 28, 2018

Pitt's Master Plan promises stunning renovations to the university's campus, but these changes fails to make up for exorbitant costs and inconveniences associated with construction.

Oakland community speaks out against UPMC building

The planned UPMC Heart and Transplant Hospital as depicted in the University of Pittsburgh Campus Master Plan. (Image via University of Pittsburgh)

By Dylan Giacobbe, For The Pitt News

October 17, 2018

Innovative health treatments could be coming to Oakland as soon as 2023 — but some Oakland residents disapprove of the buildings coming with it.

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