Last week, the Regional Industrial Development Corporation
sold 21.1 acres for $1.2 to the Forza Group of Carnegie.
The Marshall Township Brush Creek Road parcel will be developed into a Staybridge Suites by the InterContinental Hotels Group — which also owns Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites. The hotel will offer business and recreational amenities from lodging to meeting space to access to an ice rink.
from the Pittsburgh Business Times
states that Forza plans to build multiple hotels and potentially more than one ice rink on the property. Nicole Zimsky, the planning director and zoning officer for Marshall, confirms in the piece that there's an early stage plan for two or three hotels and an ice rink or two. Zimsky also notes that the rinks could accommodate youth hockey tournaments and has potential for other uses.
“This project offers additional business class amenities to the Thorn Hill Industrial Park companies,” says Tim White, RIDC vice president of development.
To accommodate development in the industrial park, RIDC has constructed about 3.6 acres of wetland and 1,300 linear of new stream channel over the past year. RIDC also supported Marshall Township in their construction of a recreational trail along the wetlands, providing trail-goers to view the wetlands and wildlife.
Source: RIDC, Pittsburgh Business Times