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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.

Oaklanders receive updates on neighborhood projects

Representatives from Walnut Capital, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the University of Pittsburgh discussed development plans with the community on Wednesday evening.

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

Oakland community members gathered Wednesday night as representatives from three different institutions — Pitt, Shadyside developer Walnut Capital and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority — provided updates on projects that affect the neighborhood. The Oakland Planning and Development Corpora...

Walnut Capital to construct building in Oakland

Real estate developer Walnut Capital has made plans to construct a 12-story office building at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Halket Street.

By Alexander Hanna, For The Pitt News

February 8, 2019

Walnut Capital, a Pittsburgh real estate developer, is currently constructing office spaces to advance Oakland and Pittsburgh as a medical and tech capital.

Longtime residents reminisce about old Oakland

The Merante family has owned and operated Groceria Merante since 1979. (TPN file photo)

By David Solomon | Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

At the corner of Bates and McKee streets sits Groceria Merante, an Italian grocery that’s been situated in the neighborhood for nearly four decades. Walk inside and Salvatore Merante, age 86, may be there to ring you up or reminisce about the Oakland he used to know — a calm family neighborhood,...

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