Mt. Washington is one step closer to housing a new building. The final
design plan for One Grandview, a $90 million hotel and condominium
project, was approved last week by the Pittsburgh City Planning
Last February, the Pittsburgh City Council
approved necessary zoning changes for the project, which is spearheaded
by Sycamore Grandview Development Company. This is the Company's first
Pittsburgh project. Beau Beemsterboer, project manager of One Grandview,
said they decided to build here because they saw an opportunity.
seems to be going through another renaissance," Beemsterboer said.
"There's a lot of energy for Pittsburgh's future and a lot of people
working to sort of reinvent Pittsburgh once more. We just want to be a
part of it."One
will be a 20-story high rise at the intersection of
Grandview Avenue and Wyoming Street, home of the former Edge Restaurant.
It will feature a 163-room hotel, as well as 58 condominiums. Two
restaurants are planned, in addition to a fitness/wellness center,
meeting rooms and a public terrace with downtown views. A 472-car
parking garage will also be built.
As for design, Beemsterboer
said they want to retain the neighborhood feel, but also be worldly and
modern. "We had to build something iconic, something to bring attention
to the city and be the feather in the city's cap in terms of hospitality
construction," he explained.
Now that the design is approved,
the search for investors begins. "We hope to have our financing in place
by Spring 2011, at which point the site will be ready for
construction," Beemsterboer said.
Demolition of the Edge
Restaurant building, along with several other abandoned buildings, will
begin soon to make room for One Grandview. Sign up
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Source: Beau Beemsterboer, Sycamore Grandview Development Company
Writer: Alex Audia