Parkway Center Mall redevelopment plan in progress

Parkway Center Mall may once again be full of booming businesses in the near future. At least that is the what the city hopes for.

Kossman Development Co. has demolished 455,000-square-foot shopping center to make way for new businesses.

The development company submitted a plan to the city including a “major mixed-use development that would include retail, offices, housing, and entertainment…park with trails, a challenge park, an environmental center and amphitheater, a pond, and picnic pavilions as well as an X-Park with a concrete skate park, ramps for BMX riders”, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Mayor Bill Peduto’s Chief of Staff, Kevin Acklin, told Pittsburgh Magazine, “We think it’s probably one of the best sites in the city for that commercial mixed use development. We hope it ultimately will be something great.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that by November, the former mall will be gone altogether.

Since Kmart closed in early 2013, Parkway Center Mall has been completely empty.

The Giant Eagle near the mall will remain open during demolition and reconstruction.

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